CenturyLink Customer Data ExposedCenturyLink Customer Data Exposed
Customer names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers were left open on a MongoDB server for 10 months, researchers report.
October 18, 2019
A CenturyLink customer information database with some 2.8 milliion records was found exposed on the public Internet, exposing personal details of hundreds of thousands of its customers.
Researchers from Comparitech and security researcher Bob Diacehnko found the misconfigured MongoDB database on Sept. 15. According to the researchers, the database - which was affiliated with a third-party notification platform used by CenturyLink - had been exposed for 10 months. It was locked down on Sept. 17, two days after the researchers alerted CenturyLink.
Customer names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers were exposed.
"The data involved appears to be primarily contact information and we do not have reason to believe that any financial or other sensitive information was compromised," CenturyLink said in a statement to Comparitech. "CenturyLink is in the process of communicating with the affected customers. We will continue to work with our vendors to protect customer information."
Read more here.
This free, all-day online conference offers a look at the latest tools, strategies, and best practices for protecting your organization’s most sensitive data. Click for more information and, to register, here.
About the Author(s)
Hacking Your Digital Identity: How Cybercriminals Can and Will Get Around Your Authentication MethodsOct 26, 2023
Modern Supply Chain Security: Integrated, Interconnected, and Context-DrivenNov 06, 2023
How to Combat the Latest Cloud Security ThreatsNov 06, 2023
Reducing Cyber Risk in Enterprise Email Systems: It's Not Just Spam and PhishingNov 01, 2023
SecOps & DevSecOps in the CloudNov 06, 2023
The State of Supply Chain Threats
What Ransomware Groups Look for in Enterprise Victims
How to Use Threat Intelligence to Mitigate Third-Party Risk
Concerns Mount Over Ransomware, Zero-Day Bugs, and AI-Enabled Malware
How Enterprises Are Managing Application Security Risks in a Heightened Threat Environment