back to article Mexican tax refund site left 400GB of sensitive customer info wide open

Mexican VAT refund site MoneyBack exposed sensitive customer information online as a result of a misconfigured database. A CouchDB database featuring half a million customers' passport details, credit card numbers, travel tickets and more was left publicly accessible, security firm Kromtech reports. More than 400GB of …

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Obviously forgot to build a (fire)wall ..

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Dont wory. Equifax has stepped up and offered free credit monitoring.

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The bloody news for data breaches is practically writing itself for el Reg these days.

... and yet fuck all seems to happen.

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Yeah, it's about time the people responsible were given prison sentences or made personally liable for fines. Fines on company profits generally have little effect since the company just writes it off against profits so share bonuses are lower next year, or they put there prices up to cover it. Not only does the customer get screed over from the data loss, but they end up paying the fines too.

If it can't be tied to a specific individual, then the board get it in the neck since it's their job to run the company and their job to take the fall when things go wrong. That's why they get paid so much in the first place.

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Yeah, it's about time the people responsible were given prison sentences or made personally liable for fines.

That's a good idea. We should do this via the rule of law, which is alive and well in both the US and Mexico.

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