How would you feel if your letter of resignation were posted online? Or sensitive parts of your employment contract? Or details of that M&A deal you have been working on with an investment bank? Thousands of people are about to find out unless translate.com fixes its website and gets in touch with Google to delete what must be millions of indexed pages containing highly sensitive data.
Translate.com’s website offers a free machine translation service powered by Microsoft Translator. Because the site’s highly coveted domain attracts heavy web traffic, thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of unsuspecting users looking for quick machine translation found their confidential data exposed on the internet.