420 with CNW — GrowDiaries Mishap Leaves Millions of Cannabis Grower Passwords Exposed

November 19, 2020 16:25:49

GrowDiaries is an online community of cannabis growers that allows its members to ask questions, interact with other members and blog about their crops. In September, the company suffered a major security breach that left millions of users’ posts, passwords and other data exposed. The unprotected database was discovered by researcher Volodymyr “Bob” Diachenko on Oct. 10, 2020. Diachenko, who is known for pointing out unsecured databases, said the company was responsible for the vulnerability.

He reports on LinkedIn that two Kibana apps, which are usually used by IT and development staff to manage Elasticsearch databases, were left unsecured without a password since September 22. Through these two unsecured apps, attackers could access two sets of Elasticsearch databases. According to Diachenko, the databases consisted of around 1.4 million records containing…


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