The Social Media giant confessed that approximately 600 million passwords were stored in plain text on its internal servers right after security expert Brian Krebs exposed this issue on his blog.
The Data Protection Commission has said they have been gotten in touch with Facebook and also they are looking for further information since this might come under GDPR jurisdiction.
The passwords that were revealed could date back to 2012, Krebs said. In an announcement, Facebook said it had now dealt with a ‘glitch‘ that had stored the passwords on its internal network.
In an in-depth expose, Krebs said a Facebook source had informed him about ‘security failures‘ that had allowed developers to build applications that logged and stored the passwords with no encryption.
“To be clear, these passwords were never visible to anyone outside of Facebook and we have found no evidence to date that anyone internally abused or improperly accessed them,” Pedro Canahuati, Facebook Vice President, posted on Thursday titled ‘Keeping Passwords Secure.’
The company has been confronted by a number of cybersecurity problems as well. In September, an attack on Facebook exposed the private profile data for roughly 50 million of the users. Moreover, Facebook reported in December it exposed the private photos as many as 6.8 million users without their authorization.
However, the company claims that it has fixed the issue. Furthermore, Facebook recommends you to change your password and fulfill two-factor authentication as anticipation.