eA recently announced data security spread on Facebook has been greater than previously known. The online network admitted on Thursday, the passwords of "millions" of users of the photo platform Instagram have been stored unencrypted on internal servers.
So far, Facebook had spoken of tens of thousands of affected users of the platform belonging to the group. Later, however, numerous other passwords saved in this way were discovered.
Facebook had admitted in mid-March that the passwords of hundreds of millions of users had been stored in unencrypted form on internal servers. Hundreds of millions of users of the Facebook Lite app, millions of other Facebook customers and tens of thousands of Instagram users were affected. The corporation emphasized at the time that the passwords had never been visible to outsiders. Also, there is no evidence that employees have abused her.
Facebook has been shaken by a series of scandals. Among others, it was found that the data of approximately 87 million users had landed at the data analysis company Cambridge Analytica. Among other things, they should have been used illegally in the past presidential campaign for the campaign of today's incumbent Donald Trump.