Expert Reaction To News Of Personal Data Of Over 200 Million Social Media Users Exposed Online

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Aug 24, 2020 06:27 am PST

Social Data, a company that sells social media data to marketers, has left nearly 235 million YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram profiles exposed, according to The Independent. A report Comparitech revealed that the company managed a database that was neither password-protected nor had any authentication methods. The data involved reportedly includes information including names, contact information, personal information, images, and statistics about followers – as well as detailed information about those accounts, such as engagement rate, follower growth rate, audience gender, audience location, and likes.