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Don’t dox yourself by tweeting about data breaches


This year, NetGalley, the website that provides advanced e-copies of books to reviewers, sent its season’s greetings in a different tone. In an email to its users before Christmas Eve, the company declared: “It is with great regret that we inform you that on Monday, December 21, 2020 NetGalley was the victim of a data security incident.” According to the company’s advisory, “What initially seemed like a simple defacement of our homepage has, with further investigation, resulted in the unauthorized and unlawful access to a backup file of the NetGalley database.” The database in question included sensitive user information, including usernames…

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