Double Indemnity: How An Insurer Exposed Its Customers

In a blow to consumer privacy that recalls previous breaches in the credit repair and marketing industries, the UpGuard Cyber Risk Team can now disclose that the Maryland Joint Insurance Association (JIA), a private-sector program ...

Bad Influence: How A Marketing Startup Exposed Thousands of Social Media Stars

In a striking illustration of how cyber risk affects even the newest and most novel enterprises in the digital economy, the UpGuard Cyber Risk Team can now disclose that a cloud repository belonging to Octoly, a Paris-based brand marketing ...

Home Economics: How Life in 123 Million American Households Was Exposed Online

In another blow to consumer privacy, the UpGuard Cyber Risk Team can now reveal that a cloud-based data repository containing data from Alteryx, a California-based data analytics firm, was left publicly exposed, revealing massive amounts ...

Credit Crunch: Detailed Financial Histories Exposed for Thousands

Coming only months after the revelation that the personal information of over 143 million Americans had been stolen from the systems of credit agency Equifax, the UpGuard Cyber Risk Team has discovered a new, damaging exposure from within ...

Black Box, Red Disk: How Top Secret NSA and Army Data Leaked Online

In the wake of a string of data exposures originating from Pentagon intelligence-gathering agencies, the most recent of which revealed the workings of a massive, worldwide social media surveillance program, the UpGuard Cyber Risk Team can ...

Dark Cloud: Inside The Pentagon's Leaked Internet Surveillance Archive

The UpGuard Cyber Risk Team can now disclose that three publicly downloadable cloud-based storage servers exposed a massive amount of data collected in apparent Department of Defense intelligence-gathering operations. The repositories ...

System Shock: How A Cloud Leak Exposed Accenture's Business

The UpGuard Cyber Risk Team can now reveal that Accenture, one of the world’s largest corporate consulting and management firms, left at least four cloud storage buckets unsecured and publicly downloadable, exposing secret API data, ...

Cut Cord: How Viacom's Master Controls Were Left Exposed

The UpGuard Cyber Risk Team can now disclose that Viacom Inc, the Fortune 500 corporation that owns Paramount Pictures, as well as cable channels like MTV, Comedy Central, and Nickelodeon, exposed a vast array of internal access ...

Insecure: How A Private Military Contractor's Hiring Files Leaked

The UpGuard Cyber Risk Team can now disclose that a publicly accessible cloud-based data repository of resumes and applications for employment submitted for positions with TigerSwan, a North Carolina-based private security firm, were ...

The Chicago Way: An Electronic Voting Firm Exposes 1.8M Chicagoans

UpGuard’s Cyber Risk Team can now disclose that a data repository owned and operated by Omaha-based voting machine firm Election Systems & Software (ES&S) was left publicly downloadable on a cloud-based storage site, exposing the sensitive ...

Blackout: Engineering Firm Exposes Critical Infrastructure Data

The UpGuard Cyber Risk Team has discovered a new data exposure within the systems of Texas-based electrical engineering operator Power Quality Engineering (PQE) , revealing the information of such clients as Dell, the City of Austin, ...

Cloud Leak: WSJ Parent Company Dow Jones Exposed Customer Data

The UpGuard Cyber Risk Team can now report that a cloud-based file repository owned by financial publishing firm Dow Jones & Company, that had been configured to allow semi-public access exposed the sensitive personal and financial details ...

Cloud Leak: How A Verizon Partner Exposed Millions of Customer Accounts

UpGuard’s Cyber Risk Team can now report that a misconfigured cloud-based file repository exposed the names, addresses, account details, and account personal identification numbers (PINs) of as many as 14 million US customers of ...

The RNC Files: Inside the Largest US Voter Data Leak

In what is the largest known data exposure of its kind, UpGuard’s Cyber Risk Team can now confirm that a misconfigured database containing the sensitive personal details of over 198 million American voters was left exposed to the internet ...

Spy Games: How Booz Allen Hamilton Exposed Pentagon Access Keys

In what constitutes the latest in a series of blows to the US intelligence community’s reputation for stringent information security, UpGuard’s Cyber Resilience Team can now reveal the discovery by Cyber Risk Analyst Chris Vickery of a ...

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