Google+ has undergone extensive leak of data to media

В Google+ произошла масштабная утечка данных - СМИ

Google+ may soon be the final closure for consumers

Software failure, Google+ has given external developers access to confidential data, user profile 2015 to March 2018.

Personal data of hundreds of thousands of users of the social network Google+ could be in the hands of criminals. At the same time in the spring, Google did not disclose information about the leak because of the fear to attract attention of the regulators and damage to its reputation, reports on Monday, 8 October, citing informed sources and documents available to The Wall Street Journal.

It is noted that in response to the leak of Google, which is part of the holding company Google Inc., plans to announce ambitious measures to protect personal data. According to sources, one of these events will be the final closure of Google+ for consumers.

Reportedly, software failure, Google+ has given external developers access to the confidential data of user profiles from 2015 to March 2018. Then it was discovered during an internal investigation and eliminated.

According to sources, Google CEO Sundar Pichai has been notified that users and regulators do not inform about the incident.

According to an internal document of Google, the company had no evidence that third-party developers have abused data access. However, Google admits that it is now impossible to verify.

It is known that under the threat turned out to be a wide list of personal data, including full names, email addresses, dates of birth, information on field, profile photos, place of residence, occupation and marital status. At the same time, the list does not included the phone numbers and some other data.

Google assumes that unauthorized access to user data Google+ had 438 applications.

As you know, the social network Google+ was launched in 2011 with the aim to create a competitor to Facebook Inc., but never enjoyed a great success and was considered one of the biggest failures of the company.

Earlier, Facebook announced that hackers have found a vulnerability in the code of the social network and gained access to 50 million accounts. It was about the ability to access accounts via the function to Look like. Facebook now faces more than $ 1.6 billion fine for hacking accounts.

Also, the American social network was accused of illegally collecting data on children using a mobile Messenger app Kids.

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