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April 3, 2019
Issie Lapowsky / Wired

Issie Lapowsky / Wired  
Researchers Found Exposed Personal Data in 540 Million Facebook User Records Left Unprotected on Cloud Servers

Researchers at security firm Upguard found two troves of Facebook user data sitting unprotected on Amazon cloud servers which exposed 146 gigabytes of personal data, including 540 million different users’ records, including their names, passwords, comments, interests, and likes. One of the exposed databases belonged to a Mexican company called Cultura Colectiva, which used Amazon cloud services to store around 146 gigabytes of data, including 540 million different records. Despite warning Cultura in early January, the dataset wasn’t secured until today. The other database belonged to an app called At the Pool, which contained plaintext user passwords for 22,000 users, presumably for the At the Pool app rather than Facebook passwords. Facebook said it is continuing to assess the extent of the information that was available and how people might have been impacted.

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Wired: Third-Party Apps Exposed Over 540 Million Facebook Records
Stars and Stripes: Millions of sensitive Facebook user records were left exposed, security researchers say
Slashdot : Millions of Facebook Records Found on Amazon Cloud Servers
Reuters: Millions of Facebook records found on Amazon cloud servers: UpGuard
Daring Fireball: Millions of Facebook Records Found on Amazon Cloud Servers
Channel News Asia: Millions of Facebook records found on Amazon cloud servers: UpGuard
Threatpost: Facebook Data of Millions Exposed in Leaky Datasets
Daily Mail : Facebook left hundreds of MILLIONS of users’ data exposed on Amazon’s cloud servers, report claims
NBC News Top Stories: Researchers find data for millions of Facebook users exposed on the internet
BleepingComputer.com: 540 Mllion Facebook Records Leaked by Public Amazon S3 Buckets
CNBC Technology: Facebook dips on report that user records were exposed on Amazon cloud servers
iPhone Hacks: Facebook Revealed to Have Exposed Millions of Private Records on Amazon Servers
Engadget: Third-party errors left over 540 million Facebook records exposed
ZDNet Security: Over 540 million Facebook records found on exposed AWS servers
The Hill: Cybersecurity: Hundreds of millions of Facebook user records were exposed, researchers find
Motherboard: App Developers Left 540 Million Facebook Users’ Records on the Public Internet
Mashable: Report: Millions of Facebook user records, including plain text passwords, left exposed online
Upguard: Losing Face: Two More Cases of Third-Party Facebook App Data Exposure
Daily Dot: Facebook’s new sign-up feature resembles a phishing attack
Ad Week: Security Firm Finds Millions of Facebook Data Files Were Stored on Amazon’s Public Cloud Servers
The Verge: Facebook app developers leaked millions of user records on cloud servers, researchers say
Zero Hedge: Millions Of Facebook Records Found On Amazon Cloud Servers
Boing Boing: 540 million Facebook users’ data exposed by third party developers
DigitalMunition: Millions of Facebook records found on Amazon cloud servers: UpGuard
Axios: Facebook data found on publicly accessible Amazon servers
Softpedia News: Over 540 Million Facebook User Records Were Found on Amazon Cloud Servers
Gizmodo: 540 Million Facebook User Records Exposed Online, Plus Passwords, Comments, and More
TIME: Millions of Facebook Users’ Personal Info Was Posted Publicly On Amazon Servers
TechCrunch: Researchers find 540 million Facebook user records on exposed servers
LA Daily News: 540 million of Facebook records found on Amazon cloud servers
MacRumors: Facebook Exposes Millions of Records on Amazon Cloud Servers
Tech Insider: 540 million Facebook user records were left exposed by app developers (FB)
The Sun: Facebook ‘left HALF A BILLION users’ private data exposed on Amazon’s cloud servers in latest security breach’


May 21, 2019
Issie Lapowsky / Wired

Issie Lapowsky / Wired  
U.S., European Political Parties Suffer Ongoing Security Flaws That Leave Them Vulnerable to Attack, RNC and DNC Fare Well Compared to Other U.S., European Parties, Report

As the U.S. heads into another presidential election year, and as the European Union holds parliamentary elections this week, a range of obvious and ongoing security flaws could leave political parties in both places vulnerable to attack according to an analysis released by security ratings company Security Scorecard. The researchers collected information from the public Internet to identify the digital assets of the networks operated by 29 political parties from 11 countries during the first quarter of this year. Although the analysis discovered indicators of poor security hygiene in almost all political parties, the Republican National Committee (RNC) and Democratic National Committee (DNC), fared well compared to smaller U.S. political parties and European political parties as a whole. In Europe, France ranked lowest in total aggregate scores, as well as in Application Security and DNS Health. Sweden rate highest in total aggregate scores, as well as in Application Security, DNS Health and Patching Cadence.