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

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The public access may have been an extra layer of security(?) for the group using the accounts. Having the database open means you don't have specific logins that would be additional information for anybody trying to trace back to the nefarinites running it.

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