Security researchers found hundreds of millions of Facebook user records sitting on an unintentionally public storage server. Firm UpGuard, which found the data.
In a study written in the Mexican company Digital Cultura Colectiva has left over 540 million entries – including comments, favorites, responses, account names, and more on the Amazon S3-free storage server without a password that allows any access to data. The other backup file on a non-working non-workable server in the database contained even more confidential data, including information about more than 22,000 users, such as user friends lists, interests, photos, membership in groups
According to UpGuard, none of the companies did not respond to requests for data removal. Facebook was contacting Amazon to pull out the data offline, said a representative of Facebook, TechCrunch reports.
"The Facebook policy prohibits the storage of Facebook information in a public database," said the spokesman. Facebook has said that there is no evidence that the data was abused, but this is an investigation.
This is the latest data gap with the involvement of the giant social media after the scandal in Cambridge, Analytica in 201
After a scandal, a giant of social media released a program of the head. to cover third-party applications and services that leaked or discovered Facebook user data. Chris Victorie, director of cyber risk research at UpGuard, told TechCrunch: "These findings continue to highlight the challenges that companies face with mass data gathering."
Vikker "The more you have, the more responsibility becomes."