At the end of March, Facebook had a “small” data breach. Now the company admits: instead of “tens of thousands”, millions of Instagram users are affected.
A data breach on Instagram proves to be significantly more serious than initially communicated by Facebook. At the end of March, the corporation had admitted that the passwords of hundreds of millions of Facebook service users were stored in plain text and accessible to company employees. It also access data of Instagram users as Facebook communicated in a blog post.
The post was added yesterday by a paragraph. “After this posting was published, we found more logs with Instagram passwords in plain text,” said Facebook. It is now estimated that “millions of Instagram users are affected”. They would all be notified soon. Also there is no evidence that the data was internally misused.