Google has notified G Suite users and administrators that it had stored plain text passwords since 2005, due to a failure in the platform's administration console. G Suite, formerly Google Apps, is a collection of productivity and collaboration tools designed for corporate users.
The company has clarified that this security flaw has only affected business users, so users of the free version have not been affected.
The credentials, Google explains, remained on its encrypted servers. The problem has been fixed and no evidence of misuse of the affected passwords has been found.