Job recruitment site Ladders exposed 13 million user profiles

Zack Whittaker reports:

Ladders, one of the most popular job recruitment sites in the U.S. specializing in high-end jobs, has exposed more than 13.7 million user records, following a security lapse.

The New York-based company left an Amazon -hosted Elasticsearch database exposed without a password, allowing anyone to access the data. Sanyam Jain, a security researcher and a member of the GDI Foundation, a non-profit aimed at securing exposed or leaking data, found the database and reported the findings to TechCrunch in an effort to secure the data.

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