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Misconfigured web apps exposed millions of US personal records online

24
Aug
2021
Misconfigured web apps exposed millions of US personal records online

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Improper default permission setting exposed personally identifiable information (PII) of over 30 million US citizens from across a few hundred portals, according to cybersecurity researchers.

The UpGuard Research team discovered over a thousand anonymously accessible lists across a few hundred portals that included sensitive details such as an individual’s Covid-19 vaccination status, along with their phone numbers, home address, and social security number (SSN), and more.

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