Translation company leaks personal data of employees, customers, and many other private documents online

Zack Whittaker reports:

A California-based translation and interpreter company has confirmed a massive data exposure, which if abused could have let hackers raid the company’s systems and email accounts, and ransack other sensitive corporate and financial information.

What happened? Blame an unprotected backup drive spilling thousands of files onto the internet.


The drive belongs to the IT manager at IU Group (also known as Interpreters Unlimited), a collection of language-focused companies headquartered in San Diego, California. The company provides translation, interpreters, and other language services, and has a number of major clients, including Google, Boeing, and the US Postal Service, among others.

Read more on ZDNet.

The leak was uncovered by MacKeeper’s Security Research Center, who shared their findings with Zack and enlisted his help in making the notification/alert to the firm.


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