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WP GDPR AUG 2021: Covert Sensitive Data Disclosures AUG 2021



Sensitive Data Disclosures AUG 2021

Be informed about the latest WP GDPR AUG 2021 – Sensitive Data Disclosures AUG 2021, identified and reported publicly. These Sensitive or Private Data Disclosures have a severe negative financial impact on any business. Consider our FREE GDPR AUDIT.

An estimated 626.000+ active WordPress installations are susceptible to these personal data exfiltrations, considering only the publicly available numbers. The estimated number can double with versions already closed due to security concerns.

It is whooping 500% increase compared to December 2020. We compare last month versus previous winter holiday season, which has the biggest shopping traffic and attack spike throughout the year. Read more about our previous reports here: WP GDPR JUL 2021: Sensitive Data Disclosures JUL 2021 and WP GDPR JAN 2021: 3 Sensitive Data Disclosures JAN 2021. The following cases made headlines PUBLICLY just last month in the WP GDPR AUG 2021 category:

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  • HM Multiple Roles – Arbitrary Role Change
    • This HM Multiple Roles plugin provides a user interface and allows you to select multiple roles for a user. It hides the default role dropdown list and displays a list of role checkboxes for both new user and update user page. Multiple roles can be visible from the All User list page. Active installations: 500+

  • Stop User Enumeration – REST API Bypass
    • Stop User Enumeration is a security plugin designed to detect and prevent hackers scanning your site for user names. User Enumeration is a type of attack where nefarious parties can probe your website to discover your login name. This is often a pre-cursor to brute-force password attacks. Stop User Enumeration helps block this initial attack and allows you to log IPs launching these attacks to block further attacks in the future. Active installations: 30,000+

  • Visual Link Preview – Unauthorised AJAX Calls
    • Easily create a Facebook-like link preview for any link on your website. You can choose the image and text to display and create your very own custom template. The default template can be styled from the settings to match your website. Active installations: 9,000+

  • BuddyPress – Activation Key Disclosure
  • BuddyPress – SQL Injections
    • Are you looking for modern, robust, and sophisticated social network software? BuddyPress is a suite of components that are common to a typical social network, and allows for great add-on features through WordPress’s extensive plugin system. Active installations: 200,000+


Compliant and sustainable long-term GDPR operational behaviour. Have a rock-solid foundation for privacy procedures and WP GDPR AUG 2021 mandate compliance.

WP GDPR AUG 2021 BRIEF: Personal or Private data is information that must be protected against unauthorised access, preventing Sensitive Data Disclosures and data breaches.

What is Sensitive Data Disclosures AUG 2021?

The loss, misuse, modification or unauthorised access to your most sensitive data or personal data can damage your business, ruin customer trust, breach customer privacy and in extreme cases, might attract hefty fines by law regulations.

What is the impact of a WP GDPR AUG 2021?

Data privacy is becoming more and more imperative. Fines vary from country to country in Europe. In over 80 countries, personally identifiable information (PII) is protected by information privacy laws that outline limits to collecting and using PII by public and private organisations.

These laws require organisations to give clear notice to individuals about what sensitive data is collected, the reason for collecting and the planned uses of the data. In consent-based legal frameworks, like GDPR, explicit consent from the individual is required.

What kind of Sensitive Data are exploited??

Sensitive information includes all data, whether original or copied, which contains:

– Personal data: as defined by The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). A series of broad laws to prevent or discourage identity theft and to guard and protect individual privacy. In general, sensitive data is any data that reveals: Racial or ethnic origin; Political opinion; Religious or philosophical beliefs; Trade union membership; Genetic data; Biometric data; Health data; Sex life or sexual orientation; Financial information (bank account numbers and credit card numbers); Classified information.

– Protected Health Information (PHI): as defined by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). PHI under the law is any information about health status, provision of health care, or payment for health care that is created or collected by a Covered Entity (or a third-party associate) that can be linked to a specific individual.

– Education records: as defined by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). FERPA governs access to educational information and records by potential employers, publicly funded educational institutions, and foreign governments.

– Customer information: as required by financial institutions to explain how they share and protect their customers’ private information.

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