FindBiometrics – Social Media Has Become Key Threat Vector in Data Breaches: BLI

findbiometrics-logoThe disturbing trends continue in Gemalto‘s latest update from its Breach Level Index, a database aimed at recording global data breaches.

n a report summary, Gemalto CTO and VP Jason Hart explained that this year, social media has been “the top industry and threat vector for the compromise of personal data,” with six social media data breaches accounting for 56 percent of all the compromised records. That includes the infamous Cambridge Analytica incident. And Hart warns that this is “a trend we can expect to continue with more and more sectors leveraging these platforms to reach key audiences, especially political teams gearing up for major elections.”

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