Researchers have found an unsecured Microsoft-hosted cloud database that holds personal information from 80 million U.S. households, exposing sensitive data and putting people at risk for identity theft, ransomware and other cybercrimes.
A massive database holding more than 114 million records of U.S. citizens and companies was discovered sitting online unprotected due to misconfigured search, a data leak that is estimated to affect about 83 million people.
A massive and potentially damaging data leak has exposed sensitive and detailed consumer profiles on nearly every American household, the security firm UpGuard Security said on Tuesday.
In-brief: Almost 1.4 billion data records were exposed in 2016, many of them lost as a result of identity theft, the security firm Gemalto reported Tuesday.
In-brief: the apparent leak of data on owners of CloudPets connected stuffed animals underscores lax security and privacy practices that are common among connected products firms. (Updated with comment from Troy Hunt. PFR 2/28/2017.)