Security Never Sleeps – Cloud Privacy, CeX Breach

What can my cloud provider do with my data?

“Is your provider meeting your preferences?”

Take a moment from your day and pull out the last three or four cloud services agreements your company has entered into and highlight the provisions in those agreements that specifically define how the vendor may use your data. You might be shocked at some of the results. Some of the agreements may not even include language clearly defining what the vendor can and, more importantly, cannot do with your data. Likely, however, what you will see is language that grants the vendor broad rights to use your data for purposes other than simply performing the services for your company’s benefit.

711 million email addresses ensnared in “largest” spambot

“Open and accessible server with batches of sensitive information” 

A huge spambot that has been responsible for ensnaring about 711 million email accounts has been uncovered. A Paris-based security researcher, who goes by the pseudonymous handle Benkow, discovered an open and accessible web server hosted in the Netherlands, which stores dozens of text files containing a huge reserve of email addresses, passwords, and email servers used to send spam to thousands of email accounts.

Data of Two Million Users Stolen in CeX Security Breach

“Announced on 8/29”

CeX, a large Internet based second-hand goods chain, has suffered a data breach that the company announced in a statement on its website yesterday. The company is currently in the process of contacting over two million of its users that it believes have been affected by the security breach.

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