Fortune 500 company leaked 264GB in client, payment data

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Fortune 500 company leaked 264GB in client, payment data

Post by IceCube » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:24 pm

A veteran Fortune 500 company has plugged a data leak which exposed 264GB in client and business data to the public.

Tech Data, an IT infrastructure company with over 45 years in the business and $37.2 billion in sales for the 2019 fiscal year, was the source of the leak, vpnMentor researchers Noam Rotem and Ran Locar said in a blog post on Thursday.

According to the team, a log management server was leaking system-wide information. After discovering the server through vpnMentor's web mapping project, the company took a sample of the leaked information, which was "a serious leak as far as we could see."

"With a simple search of the exposed database, our researchers were able to find the payment information, PII, and full company and account details for end-users and managed service providers (MSPs) -- including for a criminal defense attorney, a utilities service provider, and more," vpnMentor says.

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