Beastiality Website Leaked Online

Following the latest news that the private details of over 3,000 users of a bestiality website have been leaked online, David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab commented below.

David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab:

“The news that the private details of over 3,000 users of a bestiality website have been leaked online highlights the need for all companies to enact security measures to prevent cyberattacks and therefore protect their customers’ personal data. Users that are entrusting private information into the care of a website should be safe in the knowledge it is kept in a secure manner and all companies who handle private data have a duty to ensure it.

Any security breach resulting in a leakage of private data is equally bad – no matter if the website is considered unethical. What is important is that any online provider – whether or not their activity can be considered embarrassing – has a duty of care to its customers and understands that any data of any sort is valuable to cybercriminals. Thus, providers should take all measures possible in order to safeguard the personal details they hold. These measures include running fully updated software, performing regular security audits on the website code and penetration testing the infrastructure. The best way to combat these types of cyberattacks is at the beginning; by having an effective cybersecurity strategy in place before the company becomes a target.”