The accidental disclosure of sensitive information is being highlighted as an example of how policymakers often fail to ensure the proper implementation of basic security. Swedish ministers Anders Ygeman, Home Affairs Minister, and Anna Johansson, Infrastructure Minister, have both resigned due to the scandals of a data breach. Sensitive data of Swedish citizens may have been leaked to contractors in Romania and the Czech Republic as well as other eastern European countries.
Job hunting site leaks social security numbers of users looking for employment. A Kansas Department of Commerce data system was breached in March leaking Social Security numbers of more than 500,000 residents. KCUR (a Kansas based news outlet) obtained the report through an open records request. The report revealed the data leaked included over 5.5 million SSNs from 10 different states. The data all came from a job seeking website where job seekers can post their resumes and
Over 3 million WWE fans have had their personal information leaked earlier this week. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc, WWE, left an unsecured database on an Amazon Web Server. Bob Dyachenko, of security firm Kromtech, has informed Forbes that he discovered an unprotected database of more than 3 million WWE users. The exposed information included names, addresses, educational background, income earnings, and ethnicity. The information was left wide in the open on a Amazon We