Exploit: Unsecured Database
Cognyte: Data Analytics Firm
Risk to Business: 1.802= Severe
Data analytics company Cognyte warns folks about data exposure from third-party sources, and it had to send one out for itself this week. Researchers discovered an unsecured database operated by Cognyte that left some 5 billion records collected from a range of data incidents exposed online. The stored data is part of Cognyte’s cyber intelligence service, which is used to alert customers to third-party data exposures. The incident is under investigation.
Individual Impact: No sensitive personal or financial information for clients has been declared compromised in this incident and the investigation is ongoing.
Customers Impacted: Unknown
How It Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Proprietary like this is catnip for hackers. It’s both useful for committing future cybercrime and quickly saleable in the busy dark web data markets.
Source: Beta Dark Reading