Exposure

Microsoft discloses security breach of customer support database

Catalin Cimpanu reports on another leak discovery by Bob Diachenko: Microsoft disclosed today a security breach that took place last month in December 2019. In a blog post today, the OS maker said that an internal customer support database that was storing anonymized user analytics was accidentally exposed online without proper protections between December...

“Real People,” real data leak: Production company leak exposed personal data of Dove ‘real people’ ad participants

Lucy Ingham reports: A data breach at UK-based Fresh Film Productions, which makes adverts for high-profile companies including Unilever, has exposed sensitive personal data of participants in antiperspirant brand Dove’s ‘real people’ campaign. The company inadvertently exposed the data, which included bank details and passport scans, by leaving a company server hosted online on...

49 million user records from US data broker LimeLeads put up for sale online

Catalin Cimpanu reports: A hacker is currently selling a huge database of 49 million business contacts on a underground hacking forum, ZDNet has learned. The hacker claims the data belongs to LimeLeads, a San Francisco-based business-to-business (B2B) leads generator, which +makes its money by renting access to an internal database containing business contacts that can...