It’s ALWAYS something going on with Facebook.
The company says millions of Instagram users’ passwords were accidentally stored in a readable format on its servers. It originally thought only tens of thousands of Instagram passwords were leaked.
The new revelation was brought up in a blog post on Thursday (Apr 18).
“Since this post was published, we discovered additional logs of Instagram passwords being stored in a readable format,” Facebook said in its post. “We now estimate that this issue impacted millions of Instagram users. We will be notifying these users as we did the others. Our investigation has determined that these stored passwords were not internally abused or improperly accessed.”
Back on March 21, Facebook said it found the user password issue as part of a routine security review in January, stressing that the passwords were never visible to anybody outside of Facebook. Also, there was no evidence that anyone internally abused or improperly accessed the passwords. “We have fixed these issues and as a precaution we will be notifying everyone whose passwords we have found were stored in this way,” Facebook said.
In the updated blog post, Facebook did not specify how many Instagram users were affected.