A non-password protected TransCredit database exposes half a million credit reports


Exploit: Misconfiguration

TransCredit: Credit Analysis & Reporting


Risk to Business: 1.719 = Severe Over half a million credit reports and other financial documents held by Florida-based financial analysis firm TransCredit have been exposed. The Website Planet research team reported discovering a non-password-protected database that contained 822,789 records. Researchers cautioned that this dataset appears to be concentrated on clients in the transportation sector.


Risk to Business: 1.719 = Severe The exposed data includes detailed information on trucking, transport companies and individual drivers. Also included in this data was information about credit accounts, loans, repayment and debt collections as well as financial data like banking information, tax ID numbers and Social Security Numbers.

Customers Impacted: Unknown
How It Could Affect Your Customers’ Business : Once again, a service provider that maintains a large array of records full of PII was hit, gaining cybercriminals a data bonanza.

Risk Levels:
1 - 1.5 = Extreme Risk
1.51 - 2.49 = Severe Risk
2.5 - 3 = Moderate Risk

*The risk score is calculated using a formula that considers a wide range of factors related to the assessed breach.

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