Varying amounts and types of residual data have been found on used mobile devices, hard disk drives and solid state drives purchased online from Amazon, eBay and Gazelle.com.
The personal info of 15 million T-Mobile USA customers stolen in the recently revealed Experian breach is possibly being already sold on the Dark Web.
The growth of cloud and mobile computing, the ease at which files can be shared and the diversity of collaboration methods, applications and devices have all contributed to the frequency of file data leakage incidents.
Small businesses in the UK are failing to train staff on how to correctly identify and dispose of confidential information which could lead to a costly data breach.
Using external URL shortener services to create better-looking links to internal company documents, sensitive files and internal websites is a practice that company employees should avoid, says security researcher Shubham Shah, as it can result in those documents being accessed by individuals with malicious intentions.
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