Unsecured cloud bucket exposed personal details of over 12,000 social media stars

Personal details of over 12,000 popular Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube personalities were exposed after Octoly, a Paris-based brand marketing company, failed to secure a cloud repository that contained a backup of enterprise IT operations as well as their sensitive information.

Social media stars whose details were left exposed by Octoly's poor data security practices endorsed popular global brands like Dior, Estée Lauder, Lancôme, and Blizzard Entertainment.

Sensitive details of over twelve thousand social media stars, including those who enjoyed massive following on Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube, were exposed to outside access by Octoly included real names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, birth dates, usernames for online accounts and hashed passwords which if decrypted, could lead to password reuse attacks.