WP GDPR JAN 2021
3 Sensitive Data Disclosures JAN 2021
Be informed about the latest WP GDPR JAN 2021 – Sensitive Data Disclosures JAN 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 114.000 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 a 50% increase compared to December 2020. Read more about our previous report here: 2 Sensitive Data Disclosures – WordPress Security DEC. The following cases made headlines PUBLICLY just last month in the WP GDPR JAN 2021 category.
- Doneren met Mollie < 2.8.5 – Unauthorised CSV Export leading to Sensitive Data Disclosure
- Are you looking for a simple donation plugin for a charity or for example the local football club? This plugin is both suitable for one-time donations and for periodic payments. All payment methods of Mollie are integrated into the plugin. The plugin is also available in several languages: Dutch, English, German and French. Active installations: 4,000+
- Modern Events Calendar Lite < 5.16.5 – Unauthenticated Events Export
- WordPress event calendar plugin is the best tool used for managing events websites. Modern Events Calendar is a comprehensive events management plugin Modern Events Calendar is a responsive, mobile-friendly, FREE, and comprehensive events management plugin which is extremely user-friendly and well-designed for displaying the events calendar on the websites, ever easier. Active installations: 70,000+
- Elementor Contact Form DB < 1.6 – Unauthenticated & Unauthorised Form Submissions Export
- A simple plugin to store Elementor Pro Form submissions. This plugin stores contact form submissions from the Elementor Pro Form Module in a handy interface on the back end of WP. Active installations: 40,000+
WP GDPR JAN 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 JAN 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 JAN 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.