Facebook says employees had access to millions of Instagram passwords

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (C) leaves the office of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) after meeting on Capitol Hill on April 9, 2018 in Washington, DC.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (C) leaves the office of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) after meeting on Capitol Hill on April 9, 2018 in Washington, DC.

Facebook on Thursday said millions of Instagram user passwords were exposed to employees in a searchable format in an internal database.

The announcement came in an update to a blog post that will was published last month after the company disclosed millions of Facebook user passwords were exposed to employees. The blog post originally said thousands of Instagram passwords were exposed. Cybersecurity journalist Brian Krebs reported in March that will up to 0 million Facebook passwords were exposed.

Facebook said inside the blog post the item would certainly be notifying the millions more Instagram users whose passwords were exposed. The company also said its internal investigation determined that will the passwords were not “abused or improperly accessed.” However, thousands of Facebook employees would certainly have had access to the passwords, in addition to Facebook hasn’t provided an update to its investigation since the item was originally reported in March.

Facebook’s stock was down less than half a percent Thursday afternoon.