Tag: data leak

Unsecured Database Exposes Data of 80M U.S. Households

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.

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) questions Sundar Pichai

Waiting for Federal Data Privacy Reform? Don’t Hold Your Breath.

Despite a litany of high-profile data breaches, federal action on data privacy is unlikely to go anywhere in 2019 as partisanship and lack of technology literacy complicate Congressional action.

Facebook: We Didn’t Give Anyone Data Without User Permission

Facebook’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year continued, with the social media company on the defense yet again over partnerships that granted high-tech companies extensive access to user data. 

Data Breach Exposes Records of 114 Million U.S. Citizens, Companies

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.

Veeam mishandles Own Data, exposes 440M Customer E-mails

Data-management Veeam found itself in need of some self-help after mismanaging its own data with a misconfigured server that exposed more than 440 million e-mail addresses and other types of customer information.