Three major websites are making data-privacy news this week.
It has once again been busy on the data privacy/exposure front as the week kicks off, with Instagram, dating site OKCupid and the UK’s powerhouse discussion site, Mumsnet, all making recent news. A report on GDPR breach notifications rounds out the latest.
First up, Instagram users are apparently the target for attackers that created a shadow database of “Grammer” details. Researcher Oliver Hough took to Twitter to warn of the existence of database, which is wide-open to the web. He noted that there are more than 14.5 million entries gathered through October, with information scraped from user profiles, including telephone and address data for business accounts.