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Database leaks 250K legal documents, some marked ‘not designated for publication’

A security researcher with Security Discovery recently stumbled upon an unprotected server that left 257,287 legal documents exposed to the internet. The records are all related to US legal cases from between 2002-2010 and 30% to 40% of the documents were marked as ‘unpublished opinion’ or ‘not designated for publication.’ The researcher has not been able to confirm who owns the leaky database, which was secured a few weeks after the researcher’s discovery.

Data leaks due to unprotected servers are very common, despite the fact that it is incredibly easy to add basic security measures like password protection while configuring a server.

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