Huge Data Leak at Largest U.S. Bond Insurer

Brian Krebs writes:

On Monday, KrebsOnSecurity notified the Municipal Bond Insurance Association — the nation’s largest bond insurer — that a misconfiguration in a company Web server had exposed countless customer account numbers, balances and other sensitive data. Much of the information had been indexed by search engines, including a page listing administrative credentials that attackers could use to access data that wasn’t already accessible via a simple Web search.

MBIA Inc., based in Purchase, N.Y., is a public holding company that offers municipal bond insurance and investment management products.

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