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CloudDefense.AI Discovers Unsecured Database, Exposing Sensitive Personal Data of Millions

An unsecured database containing personal information of millions of users of a higher education social platform was recently discovered by a security researcher. The social platform, formerly known as CampusKudos and now called PeopleGrove, left an internal database exposed to the internet without a password, allowing anyone with knowledge of its IP address to access the data using a web browser.

The exposed database contained gigabytes of personal information, including email addresses, phone numbers, addresses, details of university achievements and scores, and resumes containing detailed work histories and employment details. Shockingly, none of the exposed data was encrypted, making it easy for anyone to access and steal sensitive personal information.

CloudDefense security researcher, Anurag Sen, discovered the database on Thursday and immediately contacted TechCrunch, who then notified PeopleGrove. The server hosting the database became inaccessible soon after.

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