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Vulnerability Allows Access to News Corp Subscribers

DATA LOSS—AUSTRALIA

October 17, 2013

The Sydney Morning Herald reports on an IT security expert’s finding of vulnerability on all of News Corp's Australian major metropolitan websites giving “the potential to access all of its newsletter subscribers' highly personal information, including their household income.” Other details exposed included e-mail subscribers’ mobile numbers, birth years, numbers of children, names, occupations, interests and genders. “The information of anyone who had ever signed up to receive a News Corp metropolitan newspaper newsletter was available,” the report states, noting News Corp has issued a statement that it found "no evidence of malicious access," noting, “We sincerely apologise for what has happened. We are investigating this matter thoroughly to ensure this does not happen again."
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