Eight million EU retail sales records exposed on AWS MongoDB

A database hosed on Amazon Web Services holding eight million retail sales records from the European Union was left exposed compromising customer personal and financial information.

The open MongoDB database had no password or other authentication set. It was operated by a third-party vendor who pulled sales data from a range of retailers, including Amazon UK, Ebay, Shopify, PayPal and Stripe in order to calculate value-added taxes for different countries. The information left unprotected included customer names, email addresses, shipping addresses, purchases and the last four digits of credit card numbers.

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