The cause of the data leak is an ongoing server misconfiguration, identified by researchers on Shodan, the search engine for IoT devices.
February 4, 2023
Apparently, the server belongs to a company based in the US with offices around the globe including India.
January 3, 2023
At the time of writing, the server was actively being updated with more data!
November 18, 2022
Security researcher Anurag Sen revealed Amazon failed to protect one of its internal servers, which allowed any third party to access the database.
November 1, 2022
The exposed Elasticsearch server belongs to an Indian healthcare software company that has not secured the database despite being alerted.
September 25, 2022
As seen by Hackread.com, the database is currently being sold for 10 Bitcoin (around $200,000) at the time…
July 4, 2022
The misconfigured Elasticsearch database apparently belonged to the US-based software solution provider Transact Campus. SafetyDetectives’ cybersecurity research team…
June 15, 2022
The trove of data was leaked due to a misconfigured Elasticsearch server and in total it stored 870…
May 24, 2022
In total, two misconfigured ElasticSearch servers belonging to an unknown organization exposed 359,019,902 (359 million) records that were…
May 12, 2022
In total, 308,000 unsecured databases were found exposing sensitive assets worldwide of which around 90,000 databases have already…
April 28, 2022