Not So Private Legal Documents

Lawyers are smarter than you (and they will tell you that if you give them half a chance) so don’t tell them what they need to do for cybersecurity! 257K Legal Documents Leaked By Unprotected Elasticsearch Server.

An unprotected 4.7 GB Elasticsearch cluster found on a US-based Amazon AWS server exposed 257,287 sensitive legal documents that came with a “not designated for publication” label.

Oops.

No one is fessing up to the mistake, and the guy who found the leak isn’t even sure who owns the database, which was completely wide open. No password required. It has since been secured.