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These Countries Have the Highest Number of Exposed Online Databases

Many organizations store sensitive data in online databases. But much of this data is left unprotected, without even requiring basic authentication, making it easy for hackers to access the stored information.

CyberNews  to find how many databases were easily accessible, and where in the world that data was located. It determined that there are 29,219 unprotected Elasticsearch, Hadoop, and MongoDB databases and 19,000 terabytes of data left easily accessible to the world.

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Of the three database types examined here, Hadoop led the way with nearly 19TB of data exposed across 459 total databases. Elasticsearch, meanwhile, had 19,814 exposed databases offering access to over 143TB of data. MongoDB has 8,946 databases leaving 6.5TB in data unsecured.

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