You’ve seen them before: the cryptic shortened URLs. Generally speaking, these are short links to sites with long names. Services such as bit.ly, tinyurl.com, and (mostly defunct) goo.gl will take the long URL and create a shortened version. The result is something that looks like this:
There’s a common misconception that user data in SaaS applications (i.e. Office 365, Gsuite, etc) is fully backed up. It’s more likely that an employee will delete something they end up needing two weeks later than the possibility of all of Google’s servers being destroyed by a storm. In fact, SaaS applications usually aren’t the responsible party for data loss, but they aren’t built to protect against accidental or malicious actions either.