Hundreds of companies spilling data via Google Groups configuration mistakes | TechRadar

Data leakage is an increasing problem these days, but it’s not always hackers who are to blame for the spillage of confidential information. Sometimes it’s directly the fault of the company itself – as is the case with misconfigured Google Groups settings affecting an alarming number of firms.

This is according to security outfit RedLock Cloud Security Intelligence, which has highlighted the errant sharing settings apparently used by hundreds of organisations including The Weather Company (which operates Weather.com), Freshworks (helpdesk software), SpotX (video ad platform) and Fusion Media Group (parent of Gizmodo, Lifehacker and more).

Source: Hundreds of companies spilling data via Google Groups configuration mistakes | TechRadar

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