Personal data of employees of Palo Alto Networks breached
In a revelation made by global cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks, the personal details of seven of its current and former employees had been "inadvertently" published online by a "third-party vendor".
The report said the personal details of the employees - their names, dates of birth and social security numbers - have been exposed online.
Immediate action was taken to remove the data from public access, according to a company spokesperson and terminate the vendor relationship.
"We also promptly reported the incident to the appropriate authorities and to the impacted individuals. We take the protection of our employees' information very seriously and have taken steps to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future," the company spokesperson was quoted as saying.
Palo Alto Networks, however, did not divulge further details on who the third party vendor was and how the personal details of the employees were leaked.
Palo Alto Networks has made several acquisitions in recent months across cybersecurity verticals. It recently acquired IoT security startup Zingbox for $75 million.