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Unprotected server in Germany leaking personal data of millions of Ecuadorian citizens

Christian Fernsby |
Security researchers have discovered yet another unsecured server exposing sensitive data on Ecuadorian citizens.

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According to Bloomberg<, the server is located in Germany and is being used by an Ecuadorian company called DataBook.

The server, hosting the details of some 17 million Ecuadorian people, was spotted by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, two Israeli computer programmers, who do security research in their free time.

According to Locar, the data stored on the DataBook server appears to be the similar to the unprotected data discovered on the internet earlier this month, although it may not be an exact copy of that data.

It includes names, phone numbers, addresses, email IDs, workplace information, family members, and many other highly personal details about Ecuadorian citizens.

The government's fast-response IT security team has already been notified about the breach, which alerted prosecutors about it and also asked them to investigate other firms supposedly illegally using the personal data of Ecuadorian citizens.

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