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Facebook take away uncovered user records stored on Amazon’s servers

Facebook take away uncovered user records stored on Amazon’s servers: On Wednesday, Facebook Inc said that it has removed public databases which contains its user data on Amazon.com Inc’s cloud servers afterwards cybersecurity firm UpGuard exposed that millions of records have been wide-open and unprotected.

Millions of Facebook Records Found on Amazon Cloud Servers

UpGuard’s Cyber Risk team on Wednesday declared in a blog post that Mexico City-based news website Cultura Colectiva had used the Amazon servers to openly stock 540 million records on Facebook users, comprising credentials numbers, notes, feedbacks and account names.

UpGuard said, an additional database, from an app called At the Pool, recorded names, passwords and email addresses of about 22,000 people.

In a statement, Cultura Colectiva said that all of its Facebook data’s derived from user interfaces with its three pages on Facebook and is the similar data which is openly available to anybody browsing those pages.

Cultura Colectiva said, “Neither sensitive nor private data, like emails or passwords, were amongst those because we do not have access to that kind of data, so we did not put our users’ privacy and security at risk”.

The further statement added, “We are aware of the potential uses of data in current times, so we have reinforced our security measures to protect the data and privacy of our Facebook fanpages’ users.”

Alex Capecelatro, who was chief executive of At the Pool earlier it shut down in the year 2014, did not react to appeals to comment.

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Facebook recently had said in its statement that it operated with Amazon to take down the databases as soon as notified to the matter. The company said, “Facebook’s policies prohibit storing Facebook information in a public database”.

Facebook from past few years has been hit by a number of privacy-related concerns, comprising a glitch that uncovered passwords of millions of operators kept in readable format inside its internal systems to its workforces.

Last year, the company came under fire resulting exposes that Cambridge Analytica attained personal data of millions of people’s Facebook profiles deprived of their agreement.

Facebook well ahead declared changes expected at guarding user data, as well as an audit of minimum of thousands of apps that have the right to use Facebook user data.

Amazon did not reply to desires for comment. It has amplified efforts to instruct customers about the threats related with keeping user data openly after more than a few such data privacy breaks by its customers made headlines in current years.

Recently also the report of Facebook passwords of about 600 million users were on the news where it was claimed that the company kept on the company’s servers in plain text, which quotes a high-ranking Facebook employee.

At that time the company responded by saying, “As part of a routine security review in January, we found that some user passwords were being stored in a readable format within our internal data storage systems”.