Exposed personal data seemed to be the big trend this week, which was overshadowed by Troy Hunt’s discovery of a database of breached emails totaling 773 million unique addresses in a popular cloud service.
Millions of sensitive files on a storage server belonging to the Oklahoma Department of Securities were also left exposed for a week, and an improperly secured database owned by VOIPO exposed millions of customer call logs, SMS message logs and credentials in plain text.
Threatpost’s Tom Spring and Lindsey O’Donnell break down the biggest headlines from this week.
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