Peekaboo Moments suffers breach leaving thousands of baby images and videos exposed- Comment

It has been reported that thousands of baby videos and images are being left unsecured and exposed to the internet by Peekaboo Moments, a mobile app. This is due to the app’s developer, Bithouse Inc., leaving an Elasticsearch database open on the internet.

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Commenting on the news is Hugo van den Toorn, manager of offensive security at Outpost24:

“Unfortunately, this is yet another Elastic Database that is open to the public, which has nothing to do with the product itself, but purely with how the vendor has decided to set up their infrastructure and deploy their software. With the countless possibilities of ‘quickly deploying a system in the cloud’, security is -still- often overlooked by organisations. As datasets grow to these sizes and contain this sensitive information, data is becoming increasingly valuable to our business and in some cases even more valuable than money. Unfortunately, not everyone protects (your) data like the valuable asset it is. Even after vendors make statements such as ‘we take your security and privacy serious’, we often see security ending-up somewhere on the bottom of the priority list… Assuming it made the priority list at all.”