Millions Of Instagram Passwords Exposed Within Facebook, Company Says


Facebook revealed Thursday that millions of Instagram user passwords had been stored in unprotected text accessible by the company’s employees.

The company disclosed the information as an update to a March blog post in which it admitted that hundreds of millions of users’ Facebook passwords had been left unprotected within the company’s servers.

While the original post said tens of thousands of Instagram user passwords had been exposed, Facebook said it has since discovered many more Instagram passwords exposed in the same way.

“Since this post was published, we discovered additional logs of Instagram passwords being stored in a readable format,” Facebook wrote in the update. “We now estimate that this issue impacted millions of Instagram users.”

“We will be notifying these users as we did the others,” the company added.

Read more at The Hill.



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