European Data Protection Digest

BackUp Vendor Reports Breach

DATA LOSS—EU

July 12, 2012

Backup vendor Acronis says some of its customer data was leaked onto the web, TechWeekEurope reports. Most of the involved data was not sensitive or confidential, the company says, but a technical issue with one of its servers led to the information leak, which included “an older spreadsheet listing just the e-mail addresses of customers who had been entitled to a free product upgrade.” However, “no other identifying information was contained in this spreadsheet,” said a company spokesman.
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