We have announced that Facebook has saved millions of millions of Instagram user passwords. Details are as below.
In the United States, Facebook is stored in the company’s database in a format that can be read hundreds of millions of user passwords on Facebook and Instagram in the company’s service on March 21, 2019, and has been accessed by more than 20,000 employees. It announced that it became clear in January security review, but according to TechCrunch Facebook added that it updated this announcement on April 18 and the password of more Instagram users was stored in the form that can read newly than the initial announcement newly doing.
Update On April 18, 2019 At 7AM PT :.. Since This Post Was Published, We Discovered Additional Logs Of Instagram Passwords Being Stored In A Readable Format We Now Estimate That This Issue Impacted Millions Of Instagram Users We Will Be Notifying These Users As We Our investigation has determined that these stored passwords were not internally abused or improperly accessed
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Facebook has commented that the Instagram user’s password recorded in the log was not exploited internally or accessed from outside, but the impact seems to extend to millions of users more than originally announced (tens of thousands of users). , Announced that it will notify target users in the future,
AgileBits, a provider of password management application / service “1Password”, can use the “Watchtower” function to check sites that have password leak problems etc. for users who have not changed their Instagram password since March 21st. As we warn you, please check it out for Instagram users.