Web hosting provider exposes details of millions of clients in serious security lapse

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Security researchers have discovered a huge data breach involving a web hosting firm, which may have threatened the privacy of some 63 million individuals. Security researcher Jeremiah Fowler, in collaboration with Secure Thoughts, discovered that an unsecured database hosted by US firm Cloud Clusters had potentially compromised usernames and passwords connected with Magento, WordPress and MySQL.

The exposed database contained records concerning data backups, monitoring, error logging, and more, with emails and passwords displayed in plain text. 

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