Jessica Lyons Hardcastle reports:
VirusTotal today issued a mea culpa, saying a blunder earlier this week by one of its staff exposed information belonging to 5,600 customers, including the email addresses of US Cyber Command, FBI, and NSA employees.
The unintentional leak was due to the layer-eight problem; human error. On June 29, an employee accidentally uploaded a .csv file of customer info to VirusTotal itself, said Emiliano Martinez, tech lead of the Google-owned malware analysis site.
“This CSV file contained limited information of our Premium account customers, specifically the names of companies, the associated VirusTotal group names, and the email addresses of group administrators,” Martinez wrote in a Friday disclosure.
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