US tech giant Google has recently run into the same trap as Facebook did after it revealed that it's G Suite service had been storing passwords of some companies in plain text for years.
In a statement, Google said that the problem has been around since 2005 and the company has told the G Suite administration to ensure that users reset their passwords.
"We recently notified a subset of our enterprise G Suite customers that some passwords were stored in our encrypted internal systems unhashed", Suzanne Frey, Vice President, Engineering, Cloud Trust at Google said.
Google has apologised for the mistake exposing passwords to hacking, but added that the problem had affected business users only.
"This is a G Suite issue that affects business users only — no free consumer Google accounts were affected", Suzanne Frey said.
Earlier this year, Facebook said that its latest internal security review had revealed that the passwords of hundreds of millions of Facebook Lite users, tens of millions of Facebook users, and tens of thousands of Instagram users had been kept in a plain "readable format" on its servers.