If asking new users to share passwords to their registered emails wasn’t bad enough to get caught doing, Facebook now finds itself in hot water yet again after 500 million + users personal identifiable information was found exposed and unprotected on Amazons cloud servers. What makes this incident even worse is the exposure was a result of third party apps unsecurely storing the data.
Researchers at the cybersecurity firm UpGuard today revealed that they discovered two datasets—one from a Mexican media company called Cultura Colectiva and another from a Facebook-integrated app called “At the pool”—both left publicly accessible on the Internet. The data that was exposed by Cultura Colectiva included users comments, reactions, account names, user ids, and more. As for At the pool, contained information about users’ friends, likes, groups, and checked-in locations, as well as names, plaintext passwords and email addresses for 22,000 people.
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