Here is a revelation that should again hurt Facebook. A real scandal revealed by KrebOnSecurity. The security information website ensures that thousands of employees in the giant social network have free access to hundreds of millions of user account passwords. Mark Zuckerberg’s company defends itself by ensuring that an ongoing investigation has not revealed, for the moment, any abuse by employees.
According to KrebOnSecurity, Facebook employees created applications that logged unencrypted password data from hundreds of millions of social network users. These employees stored these data on the internal servers of the American giant.
According to the first results of the internal survey, it is between 200 and 600 million Facebook users whose data were freely available to more than 20,000 Facebook employees. Some archives revealed that some passwords were from 2012.
Facebook Wants To Be Reassuring
Mark Zuckerberg’s company ensures that an internal investigation is in progress and that it has not revealed, for the moment, cases of abuse by its employees. Scott Renfro, a software engineer for Facebook, said: “ So far, we have not found any cases in our surveys where someone was intentionally looking for passwords or signs of misuse of this data. “.
In correspondence with KrebOnSecurity, Facebook says it plans to notify ” hundreds of millions of Facebook Lite users, tens of millions of other Facebook users and tens of thousands of Instagram users .” However, it reassures social network users who are plagued by different scandals. Note that Github and Twitter had also recognized similar problems.