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United States – 200 Networks LLC

Exploit: Unsecured Database
200 Networks LLC: Call Center Operator

Risk to Small Business: 2.412 = Severe

A wide-open database belonging to 200 Networks was discovered by security researchers just leaking information freely. The data included logs for at least 1.48 million robocalls The dataset was exposed for almost 24 hours and the database kept growing in real-time as business continued adding thousands of fresh calls and records to the mix every hour. The exposed record contained only swatches of data on the callers but included extensive inside information for the company including technical data.

Individual Risk: No sensitive personal or financial information was announced as impacted in this incident, but the investigation is ongoing.

Customers Impacted: 1.48 million

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Failing to protect the secrets of your success is problematic for any business. This information will likely make its way to the dark web quickly.