Google+ Shut Down After Breach Exposes Details of 500,000 Users

Google+ Shut Down After Breach Exposes Details of 500,000 Users

Google announced this week that it will be shutting down its Google+ social network after an APi flaw had compromised the personal data of around 500,000 users of the platform.

Google VP of engineering Ben Smith said the vulnerability they found allowed third-party apps to access  users’ data that was marked private and not just public data that they are normally allowed to see.

While Google says that it had patched the bug in March 2018, and they have found no evidence that user data had been misused, it will nevertheless be winding the social platform down over the next ten months during which time users will still be able to save their data.

Source: ZDNet

Tags:
Disini & Disini Law Office
info@privacy.com.ph