Facebook provided an update to a previously disclosed incident involving insecurely storing “tens of thousands” of Instagram users’ passwords on internal servers in clear text. Facebook now says that “millions” of Instagram accounts are now impacted.
Google has released a new Chrome extension “Password Checkup” that warns users if their account username and passwords are known to be unsafe and leaked as part of past data breaches.
Popular WordPress plugin maker WPML said their website was hacked over the weekend and led to the loss of customer data. The culprit was an ex-employee who exploited a backdoor planted on an unsecured web server.
Gentoo provided a new security update that describes the impact and root cause of its recent GitHub Linux distribution repository hacking incident.
Twitter urged users on Thursday to reset their passwords after the company discovered a critical flaw in how passwords were stored unmasked in internal logs.