Facebook’s security woes continue as cybersecurity firm UpGuard recently uncovered detailed information about more than 540 million Facebook users was publicly accessible for months.
According to UpGuard, the massive cache of unprotected data was discovered on unsecured Amazon servers used by a Mexican social media firm.
The data sets that included users’ names, passwords, comments, interests, and likes were uploaded to Amazon’s cloud servers by two different Facebook app developers.
Facebook’s data leaks originated at third-party companies, the first of which was data that belonged to Cultura Colectiva, a Mexican online media platform, while the second breach came from data recorded by the “At the Pool” Facebook game.
Both servers from where the leaks originated housed tons of data in the form of account names, Facebook IDs, comments, user preferences, passwords, list of Facebook friends, reactions and other data used for social media analysis.
In reference to the 22,000 leaked passwords, UpGuard stated; “The passwords are presumably for the ‘At the Pool’ app rather than for the user’s Facebook account, but would put users at risk who have reused the same password across accounts.”
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