Facebook admitted that it had stored millions of Instagram passwords without proper security — in plain text in its internal data storage systems. The company has also confessed that “millions” of Instagram users had their passwords exposed, too.”
The problem has affected “millions” of the network users, according to a Facebook press release. However, the company stressed that “Our investigation has determined that these stored passwords were not internally abused or improperly accessed.” It is reported that the problem has already been fixed.
As a reminder, earlier in the month, UpGuard research found, millions of Facebook records were exposed on publicly accessible Amazon’s cloud servers. The data was uploaded by third-party companies that work with Facebook.