MENLO PARK (CBS / AP) — Millions more Instagram users were affected by a password security lapse than parent company Facebook acknowledged nearly four weeks ago.
The Menlo Park-based social media giant said in late March that it had inadvertently stored passwords in plain text, making it possible for its thousands of employees to search them. It said the passwords were stored on internal company servers, where no outsiders could access them.READ MORE: UPDATE: Cal Fire Crews Reach 80% Containment on Fremont Fire Near Napa-Sonoma County Line San Jose Leaders Announce Plan To Cut Homelessness With Emergency Housing, Jobs
Facebook said in a blog post Thursday that it now estimates that “millions” of Instagram users were affected by the lapse, instead of the “tens of thousands” it had originally reported. It had also said in March that the issue affected “hundreds of millions” of Facebook Lite users and millions of Facebook users. Facebook Lite is designed for people with older phones or slow internet connections.MORE NEWS: A's Drop 3rd In A Row To Mariners, Lose Ground In Race For Second AL Wild Card
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