Another massive data leak has been discovered.
This latest leak involves an open Oklahoma Department of Securities storage server exposing millions of records, including confidential files linked to FBI investigations, 17 years of email archives and thousands of Social Security numbers.
The breach was discovered by a researcher from cybersecurity specialist UpGuard, while scanning the web with Shodan, a search engine that lets the user find specific types of devices (webcams, routers, servers, etc.) connected to the internet using a variety of filters.
The data was exposed through an unsecured rsync service, a utility for synchronizing files across computer systems. With the IP address, registered to the Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services, anyone could download the publicly accessible files stored on the server. Continue reading Oklahoma Government Suffers Massive Data Leak