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689,272 plaintext records of Amex India customers exposed online

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Records associated with 689,272 plaintext records Amex India customers were exposed online via unsecured MongoDB server.

Personal details of nearly 700,000 American Express (Amex India) India customers wereexposed online via an unsecured MongoDB server.

The huge trove of data was discovered by Bob Diachenko from cybersecurity firm Hacken, most of the records were encrypted, but 689,272 records were stored in plaintext.

The expert located the database by using IoT search engines such as Shodan and BinaryEdge.io.

“On 23rd October I discovered an unprotected Mongo DB which allowed millions of records to be viewed, edited and accessed by anybody who might have discovered this vulnerability. The records appeared to be from an American Express branch in India.” states the blog post published byDiachenko.

689,272 plaintext records included personal details of Amex India customers’ phone numbers, names, email addresses, and ‘type of card’ description fields.

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