Facebook confirms that a recent password leak affected millions of Instagram users

Apr 21, 2019

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Apr 21, 2019

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Last month, Facebook and Instagram were hit by a major bug that exposed users’ passwords as plain text. Facebook has now confirmed that even more users were affected than it was initially estimated: and they are counted in millions.

When the incident occurred, it was estimated that “tens of thousands” of Instagram users were affected by the bug. However, in an updated blog post, Facebook has confirmed that the issue impacted “millions of Instagram users.” In addition, it has also affected “hundreds of millions” of Facebook Lite users and “tens of millions of other Facebook users,” according to the company. However, it’s not noted anywhere how many millions of people have been affected, but even one million is still a huge number.

“We will be notifying these users as we did the others,” Facebook writes further. The company claims that the investigation has determined that the stored passwords “were not internally abused or improperly accessed.”

Tech Crunch reports that Facebook spokesperson Liz Bourgeois confirmed that the company still doesn’t have “a precise number” to share. Reportedly, she also declined to say exactly when the latest discovery was made. Still, I guess it would be a good idea to change your password on Instagram and Facebook.

[via Tech Crunch]

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3 responses to “Facebook confirms that a recent password leak affected millions of Instagram users”

  1. Stefan Müller Avatar
    Stefan Müller

    i know why i’m not on instagramm or facebook

  2. Mike Avatar
    Mike

    Totally unfathomable how this type of behaviour can happen at such a large company.

    Then again people just give Facebook all their personal data to share, may as well include the passwords.

  3. MegaNickels Avatar
    MegaNickels

    Lol good thing i deleted my FB a loooong time ago.