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IT Services Giant HCL: Latest Organization that Inadvertently Leaks Sensitive Data

IT Services Giant HCL: Latest Organization that Inadvertently Leaks Sensitive Data

Information Security
IT Services Giant HCL: Latest Organization that Inadvertently Leaks Sensitive Data IT services giant HCL Technologies, an $8 billion company that operates in 44 countries and has more than 100,000 employees, is the latest organization found to have inadvertently exposed its sensitive data online. UpGuardrecently revealed that a member of its Data Breach Research team discovered on May 1, 2019 publicly accessible information belonging to information technology services provider HCL. According to UpGuard, members of its research team didn’t specifically search for HCL data leak, but the data leak discovery was an offshoot of a keyword-based and datacentric online search to check exposures of sensitive information belonging to UpGuard’s customers. Due to the nature of the data exposure, UpGuard said it took several days to determine the extent of the…
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What Is Data Exposure and How to Prevent It

What Is Data Exposure and How to Prevent It

Information Security, IT Support
What Is Data Exposure and How to Prevent It Just a few days into 2019, one of the largest data exposure so far this year has come to light: the data leak of millions of data from an unprotected database of a California-based Voice-over-IP (VoIP) service provider VOIPo. Cloudflare security researcher Justin Painerevealed that VOIPo's database had been accidentally left publicly accessible, unintentionally leaking huge volume of data, including 6.7 million VOIP call logs, 6 million SMS/MMS message logs, and other documents containing internal hostnames, usernames, passwords and API keys. Paine said he discovered the exposed VOIPo's database using Shodan, a search engine, which unlike Google and other search engines that index only the web, indexes pretty much everything else that's plugged into the internet, including webcams and smart TVs. Using…
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IT Services Giant HCL: Latest Organization that Inadvertently Leaks Sensitive Data

IT Services Giant HCL: Latest Organization that Inadvertently Leaks Sensitive Data

Information Security
IT Services Giant HCL: Latest Organization that Inadvertently Leaks Sensitive Data IT services giant HCL Technologies, an $8 billion company that operates in 44 countries and has more than 100,000 employees, is the latest organization found to have inadvertently exposed its sensitive data online. UpGuardrecently revealed that a member of its Data Breach Research team discovered on May 1, 2019 publicly accessible information belonging to information technology services provider HCL. According to UpGuard, members of its research team didn’t specifically search for HCL data leak, but the data leak discovery was an offshoot of a keyword-based and datacentric online search to check exposures of sensitive information belonging to UpGuard’s customers. Due to the nature of the data exposure, UpGuard said it took several days to determine the extent of the…
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What Is Data Exposure and How to Prevent It

What Is Data Exposure and How to Prevent It

Information Security, IT Support
What Is Data Exposure and How to Prevent It Just a few days into 2019, one of the largest data exposure so far this year has come to light: the data leak of millions of data from an unprotected database of a California-based Voice-over-IP (VoIP) service provider VOIPo. Cloudflare security researcher Justin Painerevealed that VOIPo's database had been accidentally left publicly accessible, unintentionally leaking huge volume of data, including 6.7 million VOIP call logs, 6 million SMS/MMS message logs, and other documents containing internal hostnames, usernames, passwords and API keys. Paine said he discovered the exposed VOIPo's database using Shodan, a search engine, which unlike Google and other search engines that index only the web, indexes pretty much everything else that's plugged into the internet, including webcams and smart TVs. Using…
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