United Nations data found exposed on web: researcher

Many of the national leaders gathering in New York this week for the United Nations General Assembly certainly can sympathize with the UN officials who are dealing with a data breach.

Cybersecurity researcher Kushagra Pathak tweeted yesterday that in August he had uncovered a myriad of information that should have been locked, but was accessible online, adding that even after he notified the UN of his find, the organization was slow to respond.

“In August, I found 60 Trello boards, a public Jira and bunch of Google Docs of UN which were containing credentials to multiple FTP servers, social media & email account, lots of internal comm. and documents,” he tweeted.

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