Personal Security After Data Breaches

Security researcher Brian Krebs (KrebsOnSecurity[.]com) has been writing a series of articles on data brokers and data deletion services, and the sometimes suspicious entities behind them.

For instance, the personal data deletion service OneRep[.]com is headquartered in Belarus and Cyprus, not in the state of Virginia, U.S.A., and its founder also launched multiple people-search companies himself.

This article exposes the PRC company ( Shenzhen Duiyun Technology Co.) behind several U.S.-focused people-search sites, apparently created for affiliate revenue purposes, as they redirect to other major, “legitimate” search sites such as Spokeo.

Krebs’ report on Radaris reveals apparent links to:

…multiple Russian-language dating services and affiliate programs. It also appears many of their businesses have ties to a California marketing firm that works with a Russian state-run media conglomerate currently sanctioned by the U.S. government.

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That’s wild

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Response to Krebs’ report, from OneRep, plus Mozilla drops OneRep integration into Firefox: Mozilla Drops Onerep After CEO Admits to Running People-Search Networks – Krebs on Security

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7 posts were split to a new topic: Firefox search by default

You’ve set a different search engine… Right? :wink:

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A glimmer of hope: Oracle is shutting down its once-$2B advertising business • The Register

“Everyone on Wall Street should take notice that companies who comply with data privacy laws while trying to operate data vacuums and data marketplaces, are bound to lose money,” said Edwards.

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Anyone for an anchor pool on data marketplace stock bubble? I bet the data vacuum sucks.

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