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Luxembourg – European Volleyball Confederation

Exploit: Unsecured Database
European Volleyball Confederation: Sports League

Risk to Small Business: 2.625 = Moderate

A publically accessible Microsoft Azure blob belonging to the European Volleyball Confederation led to the exposure of hundreds of passports and identity documents belonging to journalists and volleyball players from around the world. The blob also contained thousands of headshots of volleyball players from Europe, Russia, and other countries in both the ‘backup‘ directory and an ‘AccreditationPhotos‘ subfolder.

Individual Risk: 2.601 = Moderate

Members of the league and journalists who cover it should be vigilant for identity theft and spear phishing attempts that use this data.

Customers Impacted: 21,000

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Failure to secure a database, especially one that contains sensitive data, is a rookie mistake that can cost you a fortune.