Recently, the US cybersecurity company Palo Alto Networks suffered a data breach because its third-party vendor accidentally posted personal data about its employees online. The matter involved the privacy of seven of the company’s current and former employees. The leaked data mainly includes his name, date of birth and social security number.
It is understood that Palo Alto Networks is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and has more than 60,000 customers in more than 150 countries. After contact, the global cybersecurity company confirmed that the violation had occurred, and stated that its contract with a third-party vendor who inadvertently released data had been terminated, and the incident was promptly reported to relevant authorities and affected individuals. Palo Alto Networks also said that he takes the protection of employees’ information very seriously and has taken steps to prevent similar incidents in the future.
At present, the company has not disclosed the name of the third-party supplier that caused the accident, and details of the accident. It is also unknown whether the exposed data has been spread to the dark web. With the development of technology, frequent cyberattacks, and more and more data leakage incidents, companies and individuals should pay more attention to the protection of personal information, for the sake of themselves and others.
Via: Business Insider