Millions of sensitive Facebook user records were left exposed on public web, security researchers say
More than 540 million Facebook records — including users’ comments, likes, account names and more — were left exposed on an Amazon cloud-computing server, researchers announced, marking the latest major privacy and security mishap to plague the social-networking giant. The trove is one of two data sets discovered to be in full public view by the security firm UpGuard, which also raised alarms with a second app developer that appears to have mishandled Facebook records including users’ interests and potentially their app passwords. Facebook said its policies prohibit app developers from “storing information in a public database,” adding it has worked with Amazon to take them down.
Millions of sensitive Facebook user records were left exposed on public web, security researchers say Facebook app developers leaked millions of user records on cloud servers, researchers say (Vox) Hundreds of millions of Facebook user records were exposed, researchers find (The Hill)