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Pdl Customer Data Breach

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Last Updated: 02 July 2021

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Security researchers find unprotected server that expose 1. 2 billion records of personal data, including email addresses, employers, locations, job titles, names, phone numbers and Social media profiles, according to notification sent Friday to people affected by exposure. In October 2019, Security researchers Vinny Troia and Bob Diachenko identified an unprotected Elasticsearch server, according to email. Exposed Data includes an index indicating it was source from Data enrichment company People Data Labs and contains 622 million unique email addresses. Data had been aggregated by PDL, but the email added that PDL didn't own a server. Rather, customers likely fail to properly secure database. PDL didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. The company's LinkedIn profile says it has a dataset of 1. 5 billion unique person profiles to build products, enrich person profiles, power predictive modeling / AI, analysis, and more. PDL is based in San Francisco and mentions working with companies including eBay and Adidas as their engineering focus People Data partner.

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Data Broker Sources

Much of my exposed data appears to have been taken from LinkedIn, but that company's terms stipulate that it's forbidden to scrape data from its website. LinkedIn confirmed it has no relationship with PDL, nor other brokers potentially catch up in this Exposed database. According to the spokesperson, company's investigation indicates that a third-party company has exposed a set of data aggregated from several websites, including information copied from LinkedIn public profiles. When anyone tries to take member data and use it for purposes, LinkedIn and its members do agree to, we take action to stop them. You can take a few steps to try and protect yourself from such data collection, says Suranga Seneviratne, computer Security lecturer at University of Sydney. He suggests not displaying personally identifiable information like phone numbers or email addresses on publicly-facing websites, for example. It's also important to check privacy settings on sites you use, as often data about you is simply sold rather than scrap. Ultimately, though, Dr Seneviratne argues it's not something individual can solve. After all, this is data you may have willingly shared for one purpose, NOW being used for another without your knowledge. Until it turned up on Have I Been Pwned. It's quite difficult to identify these service providers, and also quantify and measure what they are doing, he say. Rather, we need legal and infrastructural change to protect our data at industry level. Or stop them collecting it at all. Some argue it should be no surprise that data which is already publicly available on services like LinkedIn is aggregated and expose. But Mr Hunt disagrees his own information was caught in this leak. The average person is proceeding on the assumption that when they give their personal information to an organisation, it will be respect, it will be secure properly, he say.

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Liability and Privacy Concerns

IT Service providers, particularly cloud service providers, increasingly resisting unlimited Liability for Breaches of Privacy and Data Security obligations in their customer agreements. Instead, they offer unlimited Liability for Breaches of Confidentiality, asserting customers ' risk of Data Breach would be covered as Breach of Confidentiality, and arguing that unlimited Liability for Breaches of Data Protection obligations is simply double dipping. When an IT Service provider takes this position, one of the first questions customers ask is: Assuming that service provider has access to data that would be covered by Privacy and Data Security laws, what is the risk if a provider breaches Privacy and Data Security obligations without actual Data Breach In other words, do there need to be Data Breach for customer to incur Liability? Unfortunately, answer is No. To fully understand the risk of accepting IT Service providers position, customer should identify: Privacy and Data Protection requirements customer must satisfy. Likelihood IT service provider may cause customers to fail to comply with those requirements. Potential for damages, fines, penalties or other enforcement activity if customer fails to comply with those requirementseven absent Data Breach. In terms of Privacy and Data Protection requirements customer may need to satisfy, customer should consider legal and regulatory requirements and Industry Standards. For example, if a customer collects or processes Credit Card information, customer must comply with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards as well as Visa's Cardholder Information Security Program, MasterCard's Secure Data Protection Program and Discover Network's Information Security and Compliance Program. In addition, Massachusetts 201 CMR 17. 00 requires companies that own or license personal information of Massachusetts residents to implement and maintain comprehensive Information Security Programs that contain administrative, technical and physical safeguards. Even if there is no Data Breach, failing to comply with these standards may subject customers to enforcement actions by relevant regulatory authority and / or significant fines. Once the customer identifies relevant requirements, customer should ensure that these requirements are expressly passed through to the IT Service provider through well-tailor flow-through terms. Not only is the customer AT risk for Liability if IT Service provider causes IT to fail to comply with requirements; simply failing to flow through requirements may subject customers to Liability for noncompliance. This is true even if the service agreement includes a confidentiality clause, which generally requires the receiving party to exercise a duty of care to protect confidential information of the disclosing party in a way that is consistent with measures the receiving party takes to protect its own confidential information. It is often unclear, however, exactly what measure IT service providers take. For example, Massachusetts 201 CMR 17. 00 specifically requires companies to oversee its service providers, including requiring its service providers by contract to implement and maintain appropriate security measures. Legal requirements and industry standards are not only potential risk.

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How Does Data Enrichment Work?

Personal Data for 1. 2 billion people were discovered in open Elasticsearch server. It is unclear who owns the server, how data got there, who had access to it, and how long it sat in open, free for anyone to access. More than 4 terabytes of data was discovered by security researchers from Data Viper. Unlike other troves, this simple database does hold user names and passwords, but personal data, such as names, email addresses, phone numbers, LinkedIn, and Facebook profiles, scrapped off Internet. This type of information is collected online from social media accounts that allow public access, and it seems that there is no shortage of people who do know that the whole world has access to their data, which most of time includes stuff you wouldnt knowingly give strangers. For a very low price, Data enrichment companies allow you to take a single piece of information on a person, and expand that user profile to include hundreds of additional new data points of information, says security researcher Vinny Troia. Collect information on a single person can include information such as household sizes, finances and income, political and religious preferences, and even people prefer social activities. It turns out that few companies provide data enrichment as a service, and most of the data found in Elasticsearch server was identified as belonging to People Data Labs. One interesting point is that PDL Data contains education histories, which mystery server doesnt list. Finally, since PDL denies suffering breach, it is challenging to find someone accountable. Open Elasticsearch server doesnt seem to have any link to PDL, and Google Cloud host information. This also means it is impossible to know, without court order, who set it up. The FBI and other law agencies wont get involved unless a crime was commit, and technically that is not the case, at least not yet.

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The Open Elasticsearch Server

The Expose Elasticsearch server was found to contain data on more than 1. 2 billion People, Data Viper Security researchers report. The server was accessible without authentication and it contain 4 billion user accounts, spanning more than 4 terabytes of data, Security researchers Bob Diachenko and Vinny Troia discovered last month. Analysis of data revealed that it pertains to over 1. 2 billion unique individuals and that It includes names, email addresses, phone numbers, and LinkedIn and Facebook profile information. Further investigation led researchers to the conclusion that data came from two different Data enrichment companies. Thus, leaks in fact represent data aggregated from various sources and kept up to date. Most of the data was stored in 4 separate Data indexes, labelled PDL and OXY, and researchers discovered that the labels refer to two Data aggregator and enrichment companies, namely People Data Labs and OxyData. Analysis of nearly 3 billion PDL user records found on server reveals the presence of data on roughly 1. 2 billion unique people, as well as 650 million unique email addresses. Not only do these numbers fall in line with statistics companies post on their website, but researchers were able to verify that data on server was nearly identical to information returned by People Data Labs API. The only difference being data returned by PDL also contain education histories. There was no education information in any of the data downloaded from the server. Everything else was exactly the same, including accounts with multiple email addresses and multiple phone numbers, researchers explain. Vinny Troia was also found in leak information relating to the landline phone number he was given roughly 10 years back as part of an AT & T TV bundle. Although landline was never used, information was present on researchers ' profile, and was included in Data set peopledatalabs. Com had on him. The companies told researchers that expose server, which reside on Google Cloud, do not belong to It. The data, however, was clearly coming from People Data Labs. Some of the information on expose Elasticsearch, researchers reveal, comes from OxyData, although this company too denies being owner of that server. After receiving a copy of his own user record with company, Troia confirmed that leaked information came from there. Researchers couldnt establish who was responsible for leaving the server wide open to the Internet, but suggest that this was customers of both People Data Labs and OxyData and that data might have been misused rather than steal. Due to the sheer amount of personal information include, combined with the complexities of identifying data owner, this has potential to raise questions about the effectiveness of our current privacy and breach notification laws, researchers conclude. From the perspective of people whose information was part of this dump, this doesnt qualify as cut-and-dry Data breach. Information expose, is already available on LinkedIn, Facebook, GitHub, etc.

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Who is Accountable?

Photo anyaberkut-Getty Images Dark web researchers Bob Diachenko and Vinny Troia recently found a massive collection of data that had been left expose on an unsecured server. In total, data belonging to around 1. 2 billion people were found on server, Troia report on DataViper. Information belongs to consumers in Canada, UK, and US and includes phone numbers and Social media profiles. Social Security numbers, passwords, and credit card numbers were not find. Researchers say the leak is unique because of the fact that data sets appear to have come from two different Data enrichment companies: People Data Labs and OxyData. Io. OxyData. Io Data reveals an almost complete scrape of LinkedIN Data, including recruiter information, while PDL Data accounts for the majority of expose data. This is an incredibly tricky and unusual situation, Troia write. Lions share of data is marked as PDL, indicating that IT originates from People Data Labs. However, as far as we can tell, server that leaked data is not associated with PDL.

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12/3/2019 Initial Info:

Financial Data breaches occur when companies expose financial information like your credit card or bank card account information. If a cybercriminal uses your PII such as your Social Security Number for financial gain, youre victim of financial Identity Theft. Using a combination of your name and other personal information, fraudsters may fill out applications for loans, credit cards, or bank accounts or withdraw money from your accounts. Possible crimes might include credit card Fraud, bank Fraud, computer Fraud, wire Fraud, mail Fraud, and employment Fraud. Victims of financial data breaches can take steps to help protect themselves against financial fraud and Identity theft, and help prevent fraudsters from successfully using expose personal information. Your first step? Contacting the source of the leak is the first step. Confirm there was a breach at company and find out if your information or online account was access. Heres example. The Capital One Data breach, announced on July 29 2019, potentially compromise information of 106 million consumers. Capital One has confirmed IT has notified by mail all individuals whose Social Security numbers or linked bank accounts were accessed during the data breach. No credit card account numbers or log-in credentials were compromise. The government has stated they believe data has been recovered and that there is no evidence data was used for fraud or share. Even so, when a financial data breach is announce, consider being proactive and contacting the breached organization directly to see if your data was included in the accessed information. Its important to act quickly to seek this information. One reason why? If you do, you might receive false information from scammers pretending to be breach financial company and trying to get more of your information. To help be inform, it is a good idea to directly contact the breach company. Find out what information was expose. It is easy to replace credit or debit card, if that only data that was leak. But if your Social Security Number and other sensitive data like your bank account information and passwords have been steal, all that data could make it easier for thieves to use your identity to commit fraud in your name. Hackers in the Capital One Data breach gain access to victims ' names, addresses, birth dates, email addresses and, in some cases, credit scores, credit limits, payment history, and balances. The information exposed includes approximately 80 thousand linked bank account numbers and 140 000 Social Security numbers. Any financial breach in which large amount of sensitive information is exposed could increase the risk of identity theft for months or years to come. Whether its bank, credit card company, or other financial services company, breach company might offer ways to help protect you against Identity Theft. Consider taking IT. If your personal identifiable information and Social Security Number were expose, monitoring your credit and finances would be important. In some cases, victims will be offered free credit monitoring and Identity Theft protection services.

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500px

Photo-sharing website 500px says that personal information of 14. 8 million of its users were impacted by a security breach that occurred in July 2018. The site says that it is in the process of notifying all of its users and resetting their login credentials. Notification outlines that the companys engineering team discovered a potential security issue on February 8, and when they dug a bit deeper, they discovered that someone had breached their systems around July 5 2018. That unknown party acquired partial user data that users enter into the platform: first and last Names, Usernames, Email Address, and hash version of their password as well as users birthdate, gender, and location if they enter that information. The companies also say that there is no indication of unauthorized access to user accounts, adding that information like credit card numbers wasnt stored on company servers, and, as a result, it wasnt access. 500px say that it since secure vulnerability, and only members of the site before July 5 2018 were affect. The company is in the process of sending out notifications to all of its affected users, urging them to reset their password. The company also noted that it alerted police and has retained a private security firm to investigate the issue. It was coming to the end of a year-long process to upgrade its network infrastructure, which should help with security going forward.

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