We have seen that the hackers can be extremely harmful for companies since they can access any and every part of a company’s database if there is breach inside the system. Now, there have been instances where even the best of companies such as Apple, Google and Facebook have been hacked. However, we know that this takes a lot of skill but smaller companies tend to get hacked a lot since they don’t have the resources to match.
A new report has now been found via Mashable where it is known that Clearview AI, a company which is accused of stealing photos from Facebook in the name of facial-recognition, has been hacked. As far as Clearview AI is concerned, they scrap photos of Facebook profiles which are publicly available in order to train their AI systems. Since their system was hacked, the hackers have accessed each and every photo they had scraped till data.
But the interesting part is that hackers have revealed that they got access to “its entire list of customers, the number of searches those customers have made and how many accounts each customer had set up”. Now, Clearview AI is a company which boasts of their cybersecurity and they have also been hacked which is not at all good for their reputation in the future.
For now, though, we can see all the potential clients of Clearview AI through this hack and we must say that there are some surprising revelations. It is known that a majority of Clearview AI’s clients are law enforcement agencies around the world and an earlier report also revealed that they have scrapped billions of photos from platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and others.
In a statement, Clearview AI said that “Security is Clearview’s top priority. Unfortunately, data breaches are part of life in the 21st century. Our servers were never accessed. We patched the flaw, and continue to work to strengthen our security”