Home > 540 Million Facebook User Records Exposed

News
540 Million Facebook User Records Exposed

Description

Researchers at the cybersecurity firm UpGuard on Wednesday said it discovered the existence of two datasets together containing the personal data of hundreds of millions of Facebook users. Both data sets were left publicly accessible. A second leak, linked to a Facebook-integrated app called “At the pool,” left exposed roughly 22,000 Facebook passwords, stored in plaintext, according to UpGuard.

Added on the 03/04/2019 13:46:29 - Copyright : Wochit

To customise your video :

Or Create an account

More videos on the subject

  • Over 120 Million Private Facebook Message Sold By Hackers

    According to DigitalTrends, over 120 million private Facebook messages were recently sold online by hackers. The messages were obtained through an unnamed rogue browser extensions which monitored users. Reports say the breach was first discovered in September. That month, Facebook also announced that that up to 50 million accounts were compromised.

    02/11/2018 - Wochit
  • Another Facebook Quiz Exposed User Data

    Facebook is dealing with another privacy scandal related to data mining on its site. According to reports, another personality quiz posted on the social network collected personal information from 3 million users. Although the data was only supposed to be accessible through a research platform, the data has been found on another site. This latest scandal involves the 'myPersonality' quiz, which gathered information for psychology research.

    15/05/2018 - Wochit
  • Facebook to Send Data-Use Notices to 87 Million Users Today

    Starting Monday, Facebook announced that the 87 million users who might have had their data shared with Cambridge Analytica will get a detailed message on their news feeds. In addition, all 2.2 billion Facebook users will receive a notice titled "Protecting Your Information." Through this message, users will be able to see what apps they use and what information they have shared with those apps. Users will be able to shut off apps individually or turn off third-party access to their apps completely.

    09/04/2018 - Wochit
  • Rubio Rips Facebook Over Cambridge Analytica Situation

    On Sunday, GOP senator Marco Rubio of Florida said he was "disturbed" by social media site Facebook allowing Cambridge Analytica to collect the data of millions of unwitting users. The data firm was suspended by Facebook this week after news broke that it harvested the data of 50 million users without their knowledge. Rubio said of Facebook, "Their growth has been a lot faster than perhaps their ability to mature institutionally from within on some of these challenges that they're facing.

    18/03/2018 - Wochit
  • Faut-il renforcer la taxe Gafa ? Mounir Mahjoubi : "Pourquoi pas"

    @PascaledeLaTour : "Envisagez-vous de déposer un amendement pour renforcer l'efficacité de la taxe ?". @mounir : "Pourquoi pas mais on a voté une taxe qui va permettre de rapporter entre 400 et 600 millions, c'est déjà la moitié du chemin". #LaMatinaleLCI @LCI #La26.

    25/09/2019 - LCI