Exposure

A data fail left banks and councils exposed by a quick Google search

Henry Dyer reports: Private details relating to more than 50,000 letters sent out by banks and local authorities were indexed by Google after a London-based outsourcing firm left its system hopelessly exposed. Details about everything from insolvency to final reminders of unpaid council tax and mortgage holidays were left available for anyone to view...

The Internet’s Biggest Webmaster Forum Had a Data Leak

Jeremiah Fowler writes: Another day and another big data leak. On July 1st the WebsitePlanet research team in cooperation with Security Researcher Jeremiah Fowler discovered a non-password protected database that contained records of the internet’s largest webmaster portal. Upon further research it appeared that Digital Point had leaked the data of 863,412 users. Digital Point claims...

47 names of clergy abuse victims part of accidental email leak

Christopher White writes: A clergy abuse victim who participated in the Philadelphia Archdiocese’s independent compensation program for survivors is alleging that the confidentiality of nearly 50 other victims was compromised when the program administrator mistakenly sent the individual an email in 2019 with the names of participants from another diocese’s program. Since October 2016,...