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Exposure of 7.4B records at Le Figaro highlights ongoing problems with misconfigured databases

The exposure of 7.4 billion personal information-laden records, including some login credentials, at France’s Le Figaro underscores how unsecured databases persist even in a world hyperaware of privacy and data security. The database, exposed by an unsecured Elasticsearch server and containing more than 8TB of data on reporters, employees and 42,000 of the daily newspaper’s…
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Application Security, Database security, Security News, Web Services Security, E-Commerce Security

Exposed dating service databases leak sensitive info on romance-seekers

A series of database misconfigurations publicly exposed the personal information and private messages of more than 100 million dating website and mobile app account holders. Independent VPN review site WizCase has reported finding six separate dating sites or apps that each potentially compromised thousands of users due to improper data storage. According to WizCase researchers,…
Database security, Security News, Vulnerabilities

Honeypot study: Unsecured database simulation attacked 18x per day on average

Now there’s proof that every random minute counts when a database is left unsecured on the web. In fact, a recent Comparitech experiment led by researcher Bob Diachenko found that hackers attacked a simulation of an unsecured database an average of 18 times per day. In a June 10 blog post, Comparitech Privacy Advocate Paul…
Data Breach, Database security, Privacy & Compliance News and Analysis

OneClass unsecured S3 bucket exposes PII on more than one million students, instructors

An unsecured database belonging remote learning platform OneClass has exposed information associated with more than a million students in North America who use the platform to access study guides and educational assistance. “By not securing its users’ data, OneClass has created a goldmine for criminal hackers, jeopardizing the privacy and security of over a million…
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