The BBC has reported that cloud storage company Dropbox is apparently correcting a bug that allowed private data to leak to the internet, while Box has not responded to requests for comment.
Dropbox’s competitor, Intralinks, claims it was able to access sensitive data such as mortgage records.
The BBC report quotes security researcher Graham Cluley who said identity thieves could use the method to “scoop up” data.
Dropbox reportedly said: “We’re working to restore links that aren’t susceptible to this vulnerability over the next few days.”
Considering the NSA’s history of exploiting security flaws, it seems unlikely that they wouldn’t have also exploited this vulnerability.
Written by Alternative Free Press
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