Files leaked containing 13 billion records after Microsoft failed to secure a backend server

Files leaked containing 13 billion records after Microsoft failed to secure a backend server

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-secures-backend-server-that-leaked-bing-data/ 

Exploit: Unsecured Database
Microsoft: Technology Conglomerate

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Risk to Small Business: 2.781 = Moderate In a rare security blunder, Microsoft failed to secure a backend server for Bing. The server is estimated to have leaked more than 6.5TB of log files containing 13 billion records originating from the Bing search engine. The leak included the server exposed technical details, such as search queries, details about the user’s system (device, OS, browser, etc.), geo-location details (where available), and various tokens, hashes, and coupon codes.

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Individual Risk: No individual data is believed to have been impacted in this breach.

Customers Impacted: Unknown
How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business:  lementary security failures are embarrassing, and may lead your company’s customers to take their business elsewhere because if you’re forgetting the basics, how are you handling the more serious stuff?

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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