Abbyy, the manufacturer of OCR software, made a database server online without a password, then released a wealth of confidential documents.
The published server was discovered by the former Kromtech security researcher Bob Dia ChenkoI am working independently now. In a blog post that was shared before publication, he said one of MongoDB 's servers was accidentally configured for public access. He said the server has news that 203, 896 scanned files are in 2012, including contracts, closed deals, notes, and other important documents.
The data also contained corporate usernames and encrypted passwords.
The company based in Moscow specializes in document capture products and services, including converting physical documents into indexed and indexable digital content in different languages.
The company claims to serve thousands of organizations and more than 50 million users.
After publishing privately in early this month, the server was disconnected. Abbyy confirmed this show by email on Monday but did not mention the reason why the storage server could be accessed by anyone.
"A matter of concern relates to customers, not multiple customers and files, including commercial information," spokesperson Anna Ivanova-Galitsina says, "Formal information is provided to customers and is cooperating in corrective action "
"as soon as possible I notified you that locking external access to the document. Made all legal required notifications and carried out full modification security …
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