Facebook third party app developers exposed millions of user records on cloud servers

Facebook has new trouble. It was reported last month that Facebook stored millions of unencrypted passwords in plain text on its servers. Now, researchers from security firm UpGuard have reported, Facebook app developers left hundreds of millions of user records exposed on public cloud servers.

It is said that there is data worth gigabyte containing millions of accounts information detailing comments, likes, reactions, account names, FB IDs, passwords and lot more is exposed.

The larger of the two data sets are from a Mexican media company called Cultura Colectiva. It contains 146GB data set from more than 540 million records. Another one is from the app called “At the Pool”, exposing 22,000 passwords used in the app. These passwords could be different from the Facebook accounts passwords though as users were asked to populate a password in order to use that app.

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It was around the same time last year in April, the Cambridge data leak episode surfaced raising serious eyebrows about Facebook data security.

Facebook’s policies prohibit storing Facebook information in a public database,” Facebook’s spokesperson said in a statement. “Once alerted to the issue, we worked with Amazon to take down the databases. We are committed to working with the developers on our platform to protect people’s data.”