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Private data leaks after being left on publicly accessible server – when will firms learn?

The personal details of 300,000 people (including social security numbers) were left on a publicly accessible folder, open to anybody on the Internet who knew how to perform a Google search.

Who needs to exploit a website vulnerability, or sloppy password security, when companies are this careless?

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

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Bill Gates’s social security number, address, credit report and more… published by hackers

Bill Gates is the latest celebrity to have had his personal information published on a website that has exposed the social security numbers, addresses and personal financial information of a number of people in the public eye.

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Equifax and Transunion say hackers stole celebrity credit reports

After the social security numbers, addresses and financial details of some of the USA’s top celebrities were posted online, top credit bureaus have come forward and acknowledged that fraudulent and unauthorized access to their records has taken place.

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Mega-hack of celebrities exposes social security numbers, credit reports, and more…

Beyoncé, Michelle Obama, Paris Hilton and more public figures have had their personal information exposed on the internet.

But who is behind it?

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$50,000 Reward For Al Gore’s Daughter’s Social Security Number

When the National Archives lost a hard drive containing records from the Clinton administration, they also realized more than 100,000 social security numbers were missing.

Read more in my article on the Dark Reading website.

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