A cloud database containing 198.3 gigabytes of misconfigured data was recently discovered by cybersecurity researcher Jeremiah Fowler. This database, which was accessible to the public, contained sensitive records of customers and affiliates from BuyGoods.com, including personally identifiable information, financial transactions, and unredacted credit card details. Despite being notified, BuyGoods.com was slow to secure the database, raising concerns about the potential misuse of the leaked data. The incident highlights the importance of securing databases and outlines several measures that can be taken to prevent misconfigurations and protect sensitive information.


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