“Millions” of Instagram users had their passwords recorded in unencrypted form on the internal servers, as per the information from Facebook. The original estimation of this kind of users is tens of thousands.
Facebook said in a blog post, “ we discovered additional logs of Instagram passwords being stored in a readable format. We now estimate that this issue impacted millions of Instagram users”.
As per the claim of the giant social network, “ we will be notifying these users as we did the others. Our investigation has determined that these stored passwords were not internally abused or improperly accessed”.
As the parent company of Instagram, Facebook disclosed in the last month that the unencrypted passwords of hundreds of millions of users had been recorded, placing the number of Instagram users contrived in the tens of thousands.
The handling of the social network’s user data has been a heightening point of dispute since it acknowledged last year that Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy, operated an app that may have seized the personal details of 87 million users.
Facebook has declared a series of moves to secure handling of data, including terminating most of its data-sharing partnerships with outside companies.
The California firm presents an estimated 2.7 billion people with its core social network, Instagram along with messaging applications.