back to article Misconfigured Azure Blob at Raven Hengelsport exposed records of 246,000 anglers – and took months to tackle, claim infosec researchers

Dutch fishing supply specialist Raven Hengelsport left details of around 246,000 customers visible to anyone on a misconfigured Microsoft Azure cloud server for months. The unsecured Azure Blob Storage server, hosting 18GB of company data covering at least 246,000 customers across 450,000 records, was spotted by the security …

  1. A.P. Veening Silver badge

    I sincerely hope the AP does get off its ass for once. A data breach can happen, but not correcting it as soon as possible after being warned about it deserves the maximum fine.

  2. Michael Hoffmann Silver badge


    Wouldn't hackers have bigger fish to fry? Yeah sure, they probably caught all those records, hook, line and sinker. But there's so many fish in the sea, you'd think they would be more interested in reeling those in.

    I'll stop now.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Meh

      Hook, line, sinker, and copy of 'The Angling Times'....

      <tips hat to Kryten, Red Dwarf>.

      They shouldn't remain Koi about it. Best to Plaice it all out in the open. Discus it publicly and make sure others learn. Don't just Flounder and get Goby about it and try to Torpedo the investigations into the breach.

      *Try as I might, I couldn't find a way to fit "Peters' elephantnose fish" into that sentence...

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    So are these anglers now at an increased risk of phishing?

  4. Vulture@C64

    Sadly, this is typical of the response of most smaller businesses in the UK (I know this was in The Netherlands) - many directors here either don't understand or don't care about their customers data and see data protection as a nuisance.

    Significant fines at the maximum level will get their attention but with most regulators only willing to issue large fines to businesses which can easily afford the fines, like BA for example, nothing much will change.

  5. naive

    Fines for companies in the Banana Republic Hollandia ...

    Unthinkable in a country where the Sinaloa cartel rules the streets of its capital and the police is too busy with speed limit checking.

  6. TheRealRoland

    Good security

    Sounds like everybody has been trained correctly: if it smells like a spearfish attempt...

  7. Cloud, what..... Sorry... Um... - you just made that up.

    Azure blob storage server?

    Im pretty sure there is no product called “Azure blob storage server”

    Can someone enlighten me?

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