Dow Jones expose private records

Dow Jones configured a cloud-computing service, which lead to exposing unauthorised access about subscribers, such as addresses and other private information.

According to a Dow Jones spokesman, around 2.2 million subscribers records were affected, including customer names, emails, physical addresses, usernames and the last four digits on credit cards.

The Dow Jones spokesman said: “We immediately remedied the situation and have no reason to believe that any data was taken.

“The data did not include full credit-card or account-login information that could pose a significant risk for consumers or require notification.”

Cyber security firm UpGuard notified Dow Jones of the exposed data after discovering it.

Written by Leah Alger

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