National cyber agency scans the web, detects scores of exposed Israeli databases

Omer Kabir reports:

A scanning and detecting system developed by the Israel National Cyber Directorate (INCD) has discovered 145 at risk databases 16 of them containing extremely sensitive private and business information, according to details provided to Calcalist by the government agency. Following the detection, the INCD reached out to the organizations that own and operate the weakly protected databases and they are no longer exposed.

The system, exposed in Calcalist for the first time, was developed using open-source code. It routinely scans the Israeli internet and can automatically detect insufficiently protected databases. The system’s main goal is to identify databases that contain sensitive information like financial details, business details, usernames, and passwords that are not secure enough.

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