Facebook exposed millions more Instagram Password than what they announced back to “tens of thousands”
It seems like Facebook is not taking the privacy and security concerns of the users seriously. In the last month on March 21, Facebook revealed that they found millions of Facebook password being stored in a Plain readable format which also includes “tens of thousands” Instagram passwords. These passwords were easily accessible to Facebook employees if they wish so. But today, the social giant has announced that they found millions of Instagram passwords in an unsecured format.
At their first investigation, the company said that the millions of passwords have been observed stored in a normal text in the internal servers which any of the company’s employee can access. They said, most of the passwords were of Facebook Lite users. At that time, they also said that tens of thousands of Instagram passwords have also been encountered in a normal text. But after a month of their announcement this data breach statistics rose to the counter of millions of passwords.
This news came on Thursday when Facebook updated its post released on March 21, they said, “investigation has determined that these stored passwords were not internally abused or improperly accessed.” The company promised to notify the affected users from their end.
This is not the first time that Facebook is taking the privacy issue of users lightly. Yesterday, Mueller report claims that Facebook has “unintentionally” harvested the email contacts of about 1.5 million users over the past three years. But Facebook is trying to overshadow this issue. This has been one of the main concern of the Social giant to protect the privacy of the users, however, it consistently fails to strengthen their privacy concern.