85 million accounts hacked at video sharing site


In October 2016, the video streaming company had its user database stolen by an "unknown hacker through unknown means". In the attack 85 million usernames and email addresses were taken, of which 20% had passwords associated with these accounts (these passwords were protected with strong encryption).

In August 2018, France’s data protection authority fined the company Euro 50,000 for failing to protect the information later used in a data breach (administrator credentials on their GitHub accounts) and having violated Article 34 of the Informatique et Libertés by not properly safeguarding personal data.

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Experienced global enterprise risk and governance professional. Previously Vice President at Morgan Stanley, Deloitte Risk Advisory practitioner and PRMIA steering committee member in both London and New York.

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