1 min reading Tue Sep 20 2022
TikTok suffers critical third party data breach
The jury's still out on how this happened, but it's possible that TikTok might have stored all their internal backend source code on Alibaba Cloud, protected only by a weak password. Asides from the bad cyber hygiene, this is an example of mismanagement of a critical third party.
The company denied that there was a breach, however on September 3rd reports of a hack surfaced on Breach Forums, with the impact of a server holding 2.05 billion records in a 790GB database.
More on this story on TheHackerNews:
TikTok Denies Data Breach Reportedly Exposing Over 2 Billion Users’ Information
TikTok has denied reports of a data breach after a hacker group claimed to have gained access to information on two billion of its users.
The Hacker NewsRavie Lakshmanan
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