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Category: Data management
26 September, 2012
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has confirmed that a data breach has left 100,000 passwords exposed.
Radu Dragusin, a Romanian researcher, was able to extract the passwords from public log files, which he claimed had been available for over a month before he discovered them.
Now in the process of a thorough investigation, the IEEE is contacting those affected by the data breach.
"IEEE takes safeguarding the private information of our members and customers very seriously. We regret the occurrence of this incident and any inconvenience it may have caused", a statement on the website announced.
The organisation manages, maintains and approves technical standards such as the current Ethernet and Wi-Fi specifications.
This breach is a warning to businesses of all sizes to ensure that their data management is as secure as possible.
Secure data management is vitally important to prevent anything sensitive ending up in the wrong hands.
Data is at the core of most modern businesses. Kroll Ontrack provides services and software to help you better manage key data such as MS Exchange and SharePoint.
Posted by Polly Button