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Leaked 203,000 ABBYY customers documents

08/27/2018

On August 19th, security researcher Bob Diachenko discovered that ABBYY company, OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software developer, leaked more than 203,000 customer documents by exposing, by mistake, a MongoDB server that contained 142GB of scanned document data stored in the cloud, being AWS-hosted, configured for public access.

Among the documents exposed were contracts, non-disclosure agreements, memos, correspondence and other types of private documents.

ABBYY stated that they had blocked external access to the database immediately after Bob Diachenko's announcement, specifically 48 hours after the initial notification as specified by the security researcher.