Tech Data, a Fortune 500 company which specializes in IT products and services, has apparently left sensitive customer data out in the open. The exposed data was uncovered by security researchers from vpnMentor, led by experts Noam Rotem and Ran Locar. According to the researchers, a log management server leaked system-wide data that could have been exploited by attackers.
What data was involved?
Issue of high severity
The researchers, who discovered the exposed data on June 2, told that it could have significantly impacted Tech Data’s operations.
“As Tech Data is such a significant player in the industry, the exposed database left it vulnerable to competitors looking to gain an unfair advantage and for hackers to take control of the systems, exploiting it with ransomware and the like,” the researchers wrote.
Upon contacting Tech Data about this unsecured data, the company fixed the issue within two days.