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Mystery database left open turns out to be at heart of a huge Groupon ticket fraud ring

Crazy Operations Guy Silver badge

Yeah, but the person paying may not actually be aware that they are paying for it. The fraudsters could be using a stolen credit card to pay for hosting, or just hijacking someone's cloud account. I've seen more than a few occasions of employees of large corporations throwing their own instances in with the company's massive fleet, I wouldn't be surprised if some of those were used for nefarious purposes.

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