Company providing information security services 'bug' leaks company data online

Synopsis

The company disclosed in February 2017 that “1 in every 3.3 million requests could have been leaked”, the exposed information was said to have included personally identifiable information, passwords, encryption keys, HTTP POST bodies, HTTP cookies and HTTPS requests.

The leak was blamed on edge servers that ran past their buffer and returned memory which had the sensitive data in it. This information was then cached by search engines.

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Courtenay Brammar

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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