The report I heard said that he was a bored support tech on a nightshift, who just happened to ask Shodan to show him what was using that port.
A database of 13 million MacKeeper users has been easily accessed online, potentially exposing personal details but not payment information. Email addresses, phone numbers, IP addresses and weakly hashed passwords for the controversial Apple Mac cleanup utility were exposed because MongoDB databases hosting the information …
Wednesday 16th December 2015 14:45 GMT ColonelClaw
Friday 18th December 2015 08:50 GMT Anonymous Coward
If only El Reg did some proper journalism and research rather than poach from other sites.
They would find bigger data caches exposed in African countries and various other third world / developing countries.
Ive seen many on Shodan. Including some seriously frightening shit.
Its a shame really, theres immense amounts of work for security pros all over the world but not enough money being pumped into it.
I physically cant afford to get to some of the countries to provide services because of the air fares alone!
I applaud this guy for having the bollocks to disclose the flaw he found, he was very very lucky though.
In my experience people tend to have an economy sized catering offload in their breeches and phone the fuzz assuming you're blackmailing them.
Hence I dont bother anymore.