08 Feb Marketing Data Breach Exposes Women Social Media Influencers
According to researchers from security company UpGuard, around 12,000 influencers from platforms such as YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and Twitch had their sensitive information exposed by a French marketing firm called Octoly.
The data breach leaked the true identities, street addresses, apartment numbers, phone numbers, email addresses, and more of the influencers, who were predominantly young women. It also exposed the influencers’ partnership details with top gaming companies such as Blizzard and Ubisoft, and beauty brands like Sephora, L’Oreal, and Sisley.
UpGuard said that in January, they discovered that Octoly’s Amazon server had been publicly accessible without any security. Despite the seriousness of the breach, UpGuard said that the company had been slow to respond.