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5/2/2019
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Misconfigured Ladders Database Exposed 13M User Records

Job-hunting site Ladders leaves job seeker data exposed on the Internet.

Another company has misconfigured another AWS-hosted database, and this time the results are 13 million user profiles exposed. Employment-recruitment site Ladders exposed the records of job seekers who had signed up for the possibility of landing a high-end position.

Security researcher Sanyam Jain found the database as part of his ongoing research on exposed data. The information left open included contact details and detailed employment histories — information that could be used by attackers to form compelling spear phishing messages.

According a TechCrunch report, Ladders removed the database from public view within an hour of being contacted by the publication.

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5/3/2019 | 9:22:37 AM
misconfigured another AWS-hosted database
Deja vu. Misconfigured instances in AWS are resulting in many instances of data exfiltration. I've stated before that to resolve this issue Amazon should restrict modification of its initial secure configs but that doesn't seem to be in the pipeline. At the very least create warning signs that if a sysadmin goes to modify a config that states, "By performing this action you are creating a less secure environment, are you sure you want to complete?" Then another pop-up that says, "Are you really sure?" Followed by, "You've been identified as a security risk."
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