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Facebook Data of Millions Exposed in Leaky Datasets

April 4, 2019

Researchers say that two publicly exposed dataset are leaking Facebook data- from user names to plaintext passwords.

Hundreds of millions of Facebook records – including account names and plaintext passwords – have been found in two separate publicly-exposed app datasets.

The first publicly-exposed dataset originates from a Mexico-based media company, Cultura Colectiva, and contains over 540 million records including comments, likes, reactions, account names and more. The second publicly-exposed backup, a Facebook-integrated app titled At the Pool, exposed plaintext Facebook passwords for 22,000 users and other data. Both exposed databases have been secured, researchers said.

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