VirusTotal leaked data of 5,600 registered users


VirusTotal has suffered a data leak that exposed the names and email addresses of 5,600 of its registered users. The leaked data reportedly includes information about employees of US and German intelligence agencies (among others).

VirusTotal data leak exposed exploitable information

Google-owned VirusTotal is a popular online service for analyzing suspicious files and URLs to detect malware and malicious content through antivirus engines and website scanners.

As confirmed by Google to German publication Der Spiegel, at the end of June, a file containing names and email addresses of VirusTotal customers was unintentionally made available on VirusTotal by an employee. Even though the company removed the list within an hour of it getting uploaded, the file was obviously downloaded by at least one user.

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