Database leaks data on most of Ecuador’s citizens, including 6.7 million children

Catalin Cimpanu reports:

The personal records of most of Ecuador’s population, including children, has been left exposed online due to a misconfigured database, ZDNet has learned.

The database, an Elasticsearch searver, was discovered two weeks ago by vpnMentor security researchers Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, who shared their findings exclusively with ZDNet. Together, we worked to analyze the leaking data, verify its authenticity, and contact the server owner.

The leaky server is one of the, if not the biggest, data breaches in Ecuador’s history, a small South American country with a population of 16.6 million citizens.

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