Apr 4, 2019

Data on 540 million Facebook users exposed

Detailed information about more than 540 million Facebook users was left publicly viewable for months, a security firm has found. "We are aware of the potential uses of data in current times, so we have reinforced our security measures to protect the data and privacy of our Facebook fanpages' users," it told Reuters. UpGuard found the data about the Facebook users as part of regular checks it carries out on Amazon S3 servers that have inadvertently exposed databases. The accidental sharing of data about Facebook users is the latest in a long series of incidents that have exposed sensitive or personal information. Earlier last year, Facebook revealed that data on millions of users had been harvested by data science company Cambridge Analytica.

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