Misconfigured Databases Targeted Hours After Deployment
Dark Reading, June 10th, 2020
June 21, 2020,
Volume 267, Issue 3

Researchers left a poorly configured database open on the Internet to learn who would connect to it and what they would steal

Kelly Sheridan writes in Dark Reading, "Misconfigured databases are subject to attack hours after they appear online, Comparitech researchers report. The team sought to learn more about how attackers target poorly secured cloud databases, which continue to pose a security risk to organizations around the world.

Cloud configuration mistakes, which occur when cloud-related systems or assets aren't properly configured, can grant attackers access to troves of corporate data. In the past few years, several businesses have accidentally left these databases open to the Internet, sometimes exposing up to billions of records. Unsecured and misconfigured servers can leak sensitive user data, which unauthorized third parties can often access or modify without authentication or authorization..."

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