Millions of Facebook Records Found on Amazon Cloud Servers

Found on Bloomberg on Wednesday, 03 April 2019
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In one instance, Mexico City-based digital platform Cultura Colectiva, openly stored 540 million records on Facebook users, including identification numbers, comments, reactions and account names. The records were accessible and downloadable for anyone who could find them online.

The problem of accidental public storage could be more extensive than those two instances. UpGuard found 100,000 open Amazon-hosted databases for various types of data, some of which it expects aren’t supposed to be public.

Another day, another Facebook scandal. Fanboys might argue that a 3rd party leaked the data; but that data should not have been made available to them in the first place.