Tuesday, 23 Jul 2019

UpGuard claimed that more than 540 millions Facebook user’s data leaked to public


IllustrationIllustration - UpGuard security researchers found hundreds of millions of data information belonging to Facebook users turned out to be stored on public servers. This data is stored and exposed from two third party companies. The largest collection of data comes from Mexican digital media company, Cultura Colectiva.

They left more than 540 million user data, including comments, likes, reactions, account names and much more on the Amazon S3 server without a password so that it can be accessed by anyone. In addition, there is also a data collection left by California, US application developer, At the Pool.

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The data they leave behind is even more sensitive, such as a list of friends of users, interest, photos, group membership, and check-in belonging to 22,000 Facebook users. It is not known how long the data is publicly available. Facebook has also reacted immediately by contacting Amazon to delete the data.

"Facebook's policy prohibits storing Facebook information in public databases" a Facebook spokesman said in his official statement, as quoted by TechCrunch, on Thursday, April 4th 2019. "After being told about this problem, we worked with Amazon to pull this database. We are committed to working with developers on our platform to protect user data" he continued.


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