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06-03-2019, 10:44 AM   #1
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Theta360 leak exposes 11 million photos, user data

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An open database exposed at least 11 million photographs after the Theta360 photo sharing system run by Ricoh was breached.

“The data breach exposed thousands of users’ photos, many of whom chose to keep their images private,” according to a blog post from vpnMonitor, whose researchers, Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, discovered the database. “The breach did not expose users’ most personal information, but in many cases, we located their usernames, first and last names, and the captions they wrote in the exposed database.”



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As far as I'm aware there haven't been any fines for breaches of GDPR yet - but 11 million people (even if only 10% are in the EU) could be bad.

To be honest, these companies (all of them) need to get the maximum fines for these things, it's p*ss poor that security is such a low priority today. Fine them all and fine them hard.
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So far as I can tell from the article, this breach wasn't malicious but the work of researchers. The security weakness was there, for sure - but in reality the users, their information and digital assets weren't actually compromised.

Of course, it shouldn't have been possible to breach the database in the first place, so Ricoh definitely needs to take stronger security measures for online services...
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