Released: April 04, 2019
Millions of sensitive Facebook user records were left exposed
Source: Tony Romm & Elizabeth Dwoskin, Washington Post (Paid Registration)
More than 540 million Facebook records — including users’ comments, likes, account names and more — were left exposed by a third-party company on an Amazon cloud-computing server, researchers disclosed, marking the latest major privacy and security mishap to plague the social-networking giant.
The trove is one of two data sets discovered to be in full public view by the security firm UpGuard, which also raised alarms with an app developer that mishandled Facebook records that included users’ interests and potentially their app passwords.
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