Security researchers from the UpGuard Cyber Risk team have reported today that they've found two datasets with more than 540 million Facebook user records on the Amazon cloud servers.
Facebook used to allow developers access data about information of people using the app and their friends but they stopped this recently.
Though the firm speculates the passwords are not of Facebook, but "At the pool" account of users, people who tend to use the same passwords across their multiple social media accounts may have been exposed.
Facebook is right to be a little sensitive after a number of privacy-related scandals. She added that Facebook's policies now prohibit storing user information in a public database. That database was closed on Wednesday after Bloomberg alerted Facebook to the problem and Facebook contacted Amazon.
UpGuardsaid it sent two notification emails to Cultura Colectiva on January 10 and January 14 and never received a response.
Facebook at least when it became aware of the issue, reacted quickly to the discovery and worked with Amazon to get those public databases removed.
Alex Capecelatro, who was chief executive of At the Pool before it shut down around 2014, did not respond to requests to comment.
On the other hand, the At the Pool leak was taken offline while UpGuard were investigating the origin and before they could send an official email.
Politicians on both sides of the Atlantic have sharply criticized the company's data privacy practices.
Even though that once-public data is now properly secured, this isn't a good look for Facebook. It remains to be seen whether or not each company abused the data they scalped, but the way in which it was stored is already in breach of Facebook's current policies.
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