An unprotected database found by a security researcher contained more than 24 million financial and banking records, TechCrunch reports. The records originated from various banks and contained customers’ names, addresses, birthdates, Social Security numbers, bank and checking account numbers, and other sensitive information. Bob Diachenko discovered the database on a server without any form of password protection. OpticsML, the owner of the server, shut it down Jan. 15 after it learned of the vulnerability. Meanwhile, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services was hit by a data breach that may have affected 700,000 individuals.
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