In October, Google was notified that the service was down due to a vulnerability in Google + APIs. Now a second data leak has surfaced, causing the company to postpone the shutdown by four months.
This new data leak is quite similar to the first one: profile information like name, email address, age and occupation were already exposed to developers, even for private profiles. It is estimated that more than 52 million users were affected by this leak. The good news is that while the first hole was open three years this was only a problem from 6 to 1
However, this is just another nail in the coffin for G +. As a result of this second data breach, Google has announced that it will accelerate the closure of its social network from August 2019 to April 2019. Access to its APIs will be closed within the next 90 days.
Of course, this is just the case for the consumer version of Google+. The company has realized that it still has a place for companies, so it remains a product for those users.
via The Verge