Leadership for Educational Equity Leaks Out Data of 3.7 Million Members

Bill Toulas reports:

According to a report by security researcher Jeremiah Fowler, the Washington-based non-profit organization named “Leadership for Educational Equity” (LEE) has left an unprotected Elasticsearch database that contained a total of 5.2 million documents. Not having set up a password, anyone could access the database, so the researcher repeatedly tried to notify the owner via email and voicemail. The discovery took place on July 26, 2019, and after multiple notification attempts, it was secured on July 31, 2019. During his investigation, the researcher found out that the 5.2 million documents actually corresponded to the information of 3.7 individuals, members of the LEE.

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