"Since publishing this post, we've found that additional logs of Instagram passwords have been stored in a readable format, and we now assume that affected millions of Instagram users," says 19459003.  The original post Facebook revealed passwords for hundreds of millions of its Facebook users and "tens of thousands" of Instagram users in plain text in a database that employees could access.
An approach announces late Friday afternoon after the close, leaving investors time to digest the news without hurting the stock. It is also when news consumers turn their attention to relaxing weekend plans and reporters set off. A company will sometimes stick to bad news and tell them when a disconnected massive news story breaks and everyone is excited.
Facebook told CNN Business that it recently learned about the Instagram passwords.
News dumping techniques have been around for a long time before Facebook and even to the Internet.
"That could have worked out if we looked at print paper and a story could be forgotten," said Brian Baker, founder of Big Sky Crisis Communications, who has worked with technology companies. "That's the way it works no more. People who are watching will see the news, and if it's important, they'll see it straight away. "
Bakers may end up backfiring bad news for a company that could be in a quiet time land, when there's nothing else going on and a big story, or it could cause reporters to write about the habit of a company trying to bury the news before the holidays, recommending companies that deal with negative news, Focus on authentic, transparent, and responsive issues.
For an organization that is already struggling with trust issues, Facebook should generally prevent news from being spilled, says Baker.
"I do not think so that this is conducive to his reputation. I think that makes more. "Suspicious."