Separately, an app called At the Pool exposed databases that appeared to include data about user IDs, friends, photos and location check ins, as well as unprotected Facebook passwords for 22,000 users.
UpGuard also found data through a backup for a Facebook-linked app called "At the Pool". According to UpGuard, the passwords are presumably for the "At the Pool" app rather than for the user's Facebook account, but would put users at risk who have reused the same password across accounts.
"We're looking into the situation and assessing any extra steps we can take", came the response from Amazon security staff on February 21 - three weeks after Vickery initially brought the data exposure to Amazon's attention.
This is not Facebook's first leak in 2019 by any stretch of the imagination despite changes to the company's current practices and efforts it has made since the Cambridge Analytica scandal to clean up third-party data collection.
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The slow-footed response underscores a dilemma faced by businesses like Amazon Web Services, which along with cloud computing behemoths Microsoft Corp. and Alphabet Inc.'s Google, generate billions of dollars in revenue by providing storage and other computing services via remote data centers.
Another week, another Facebook data breach.
"We are committed to working with the developers on our platform to protect people's data", Facebook's representative further added.However, it does still shine a light on exactly how much data Facebook shares with its various developers and the continued risk from the multitude of companies that may have access to that data. While it might seem like something that is a bit of an overkill for what is essentially, mostly harmless data, it is still data that should never be exposed regardless. But as these exposures show, the data genie can not be put back in the bottle. It wasn't until the company notified Amazon of the issue in late January that the latter company went to Cultura Colectiva, and the situation was not resolved until Wednesday. While Facebook themselves have not compromised this data, they have allowed it to be freely obtained by companies with lax security measures. The surface area for protecting the data of Facebook users is thus vast and heterogenous, and the responsibility for securing it lies with millions of app developers who have built on its platform.
Social media platforms like Facebook are about trust, if users don't feel they can use them safely, we're going to see more people leave the platform.
Unlike the 2017 Equifax breach, financial details and Social Security numbers were left out.