Data Scraping 101: Everything You Need to Know About the Facebook, LinkedIn, and Clubhouse Leaks

Facebook, LinkedIn, and Clubhouse databases were not breached – according to Facebook, LinkedIn, and Clubhouse. Instead - the three social media platforms say they were targets of data scraping which is super different than an out right data breach. So while your personal information is definitely floating around on the dark web thanks to these “data scraping” incidents– the CEOs of these three companies don’t want you to worry. While data scraping is technically legal – you should be concerned about these recent incidents if you ever stored sensitive information on any of these accounts.

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Out of Sight- Out of Mind - Why Data Lakes are Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks

Data loss protection, anti-viruses, and endpoint security are just some of the technology available to defend against a cybersecurity attack. Organizations use these platforms to keep their existing data secure from potential threats. Often, this protection does not extend to information stored in data lakes. Because of this – information located in data lakes are vulnerable to attacks – a problem that hackers exploit when infiltrating data lakes.  

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