July 22, 2021
Facebook user records exposed on unsecured servers

Security Researchers Find Hundreds of Millions of Facebook User Records on Publicly Accessible Servers

Online security researchers have discovered hundreds of millions of Facebook user records stored on open, unsecured servers…

Well, it’s happened again. Security researchers have discovered hundreds of millions of Facebook user records on two different open servers.¬†

Hundreds of Millions of Facebook User Records Exposed on Unsecured Servers

The team at UpGuard found Mexico-based Cultura Colectiva stored some 540 million Facebook user records on an Amazon S3 server without so much as a password. Additionally, a backup file by defunct California-based app maker At The Pool, contained data of more than 22,000 users.

The data across both incidents included such information as comments, likes, reactions, account names, friend lists, interests, photos, group memberships, and check-ins.

Facebook told TechCrunch at this time, there is no evidence showing compromise of the data. Although, the social network is conducting an investigation.

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