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Misconfiguration is the name of the game this week, as errors abound Carnival leaked data again (and Wegman's joined them), nation-state cybercrime hits South Korea and insights into leading MSPs from the MSP Benchmark Report.

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United States: Cognyte

Exploit: Unsecured Database

Cognyte: Data Analytics Firm

Risk to Business: 1.802 = Severe

Data analytics company Cognyte warns folks about data exposure from third-party sources, and it had to send one out for itself this week. Researchers discovered an unsecured database operated by Cognyte that left some 5 billion records collected from a range of data incidents exposed online. The stored data is part of Cognyte's cyber intelligence service, which is used to alert customers to third-party data exposures. The incident is under investigation.


Individual Impact: No sensitive personal or financial information for clients has been declared compromised in this incident and the investigation is ongoing.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How It Could Affect Your Business: Proprietary like this is catnip for hackers. It's both useful for committing future cybercrime and quickly saleable in the busy dark web data markets.


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