Google+:- Google of AlphaBet Inc. has said that one bug has affected five million user accounts of Google Plus. It threatens to expose users’ data to external developers. Keeping this in mind, the company has decided to shut down the social network for consumers.
Google has decided not to disclose this issue with fear of regulatory scrutiny. The Wall Street Journal has given information of this effect by quoting anonymous sources and internal documents.
Data Theft:- Software disturbances in social sites allowed external developers to access private Google Plus data between 2015 and March 2018. After this the internal investigators detected and corrected it. Due to this issue, shares of Alphabet Inc. have fallen by 2.6 per cent.
Google:- Google has said that the affected data static is limited to the Optional Google Plus Profile field. This includes name, email address, occupation, gender and age. Google has also said that there is no information that any developer has this bug information. Information about misuse of any profile data has not been revealed.