Briefing

    Researchers find 500 million Facebook user records on exposed servers

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    Cultura Colectiva, a digital media publisher, reportedly stored more than 540 million records—including activity and account names—without a password, meaning anyone could access the data. And, a backup file from At The Pool, a now-defunct California-based app maker, had records including scraped data on over 22,000 users of its apps, including their names, passwords, email addresses and Facebook IDs. The two data sets were stored on separate Amazon cloud servers. Facebook said there was no evidence the information had been misused, but that it contacted Amazon to put the data offline. (TechCrunch, UpGuard)

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