B&Q data leak exposes information on 70,000 thefts from its stores, including names of suspected offenders

A database of 70,000 offender and incident logs was only supposed to be accessible internally within UK hardware store B&Q, but was instead exposed for anyone to access – no password required.

So you’d expect B&Q to fix this pretty quickly after being told about the problem, right?

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Hitherto unknown marketing firm exposed hundreds of millions of Americans’ data

The detailed personal information of 230 million consumers and 110 million business contacts – including phone numbers, addresses, dates of birth, estimated income, number of children, age and gender of children – has been left exposed for anyone on the internet to grab.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

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Sysadmins who fail to change default configurations, leave petabytes of data at risk

Sysadmins – if you don’t change the default settings, there’s a danger that you could be exposing your company’s secret data to the rest of the world.

Read more in my article on the Lumension State of Security blog.

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