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Oklahoma Department of Securities Exposes 3TB of Data
The Oklahoma Department of Securities Commission (ODS) disclosed of a huge data leak last week. Many of the files dating back decades included details of FBI investigations, social security numbers, names of AIDS patients, and credentials for remote access to computers. Researchers at UpGaurd first found, reported, and secured the unsecured storage server leaking the private data. They noticed the publicly accessible server on December 7th and notified ODS on December 8. Researchers found that the IP address was first publicly accessible on November 30th, 2018. Three terabytes of data were exposed. Leaked files dated back to 1986 with the most recent dating to 2016. Many of the archived files included backups of Microsoft Exchange emails from 1999 to 2016. The largest email backup up to 16GB. The data leak occurred through an unsecured rsync service with an IP address belonging to the Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services. Giving way for anyone to download the stored files.
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