The Evite Breach Demonstrates the Risk of Losing Track of Old Data

Earlier this summer, online invitations company Evite admitted that hackers had accessed “an inactive data storage file” associated with its user accounts.

Evite, which currently has more than 100 million users, did not say how many accounts were affected, but that they all dated from no later than 2013. This April, however, hackers put data from 10 million Evite accounts up for sale on the dark web.

It didn’t get a lot of public attention, but the Evite breach stands out because it involved the kind of data many companies forget about — old data, sitting around in old, often obsolete systems.

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