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The German minister on Facebook password glitch: Didn’t expect such terrifying unprofessionalism

FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of laptop users in addition to a screen projection of Facebook logo in this photo illustration March 28, 2018. REUTERS/dado Ruvic/Illustration

BERLIN (Reuters) – the German Minister of Justice on Friday said that they would hardly have expected from such a “frightening unprofessionalism” of Facebook, after the company a recognized glitch that passwords of millions of users of its employees.

“My experience is: Facebook only takes responsibility when it is required to do this,” Katarina Barley said in a statement, adding that the company must ensure that all affected users about the glitch.

The passwords are stored in readable format within Facebook’s internal systems were accessible to as many as 20,000 Facebook employees and dated as early as in 2012, cyber security blog KrebsOnSecurity, which first reported the problem, said in a report on Thursday.

Reporting by Riham Alkousaa; Editing by Tassilo Hummel

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