An unsecured database at CVS exposes billions of online records

An unsecured database at CVS exposes billions of online records

https://www.zdnet.com/article/billions-of-records-belonging-to-cvs-health-exposed-online/#ftag=RSSbaffb68

Exploit: Third-Party Threat (Misconfiguration)
CVS: Drug Store Chain

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Risk to Business: 1.416= Extreme CVS is in hot water after researchers discovered a trove of over one billion records online that were connected to the US healthcare and pharmaceutical giant. The unsecured database was estimated to be 204GB in size. According to reports, the databases contained an astonishing assortment of sensitive data like event and configuration data, visitor IDs, session IDs, device access information and details on how the logging system operated from the backend. Search records exposed also included queries for medications, COVID-19 vaccines and a variety of CVS products, referencing both CVS Health and CVS.com.

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Individual Impact: There has not yet been confirmation that consumer personal or financial information has been compromised in this incident, but the investigation is ongoing.

Customers Impacted: Unknown
How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Every company needs to make it a priority to be certain that their contractors and partners are handling and storing sensitive data correctly. Poor cyber hygiene at a service provider can become an expensive disaster fast.

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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