ABBYY Allegedly Exposes Documents, Credentials

Extract from Abeerah Hashim’s article “ABBYY Exposed Over 200,000 Scanned Documents On An Open Server” 

ABBYY – a Russian OCR developer and text recognition firm – has reportedly left exposed a treasure trove of scanned documents. The database remained online without password protection, allowing anyone to view the data. A researcher found the data using Shodan who then reported about it to the firm.

ABBYY Leaked 200K Scanned Documents Online

As disclosed by Bob Diachenko via his article on LinkedIn, ABBYY left a large number of official documents exposed online on an open server. Diachenko, an independent security researcher previously affiliated with Kromtech, stumbled upon this database while researching open MongoDBs via Shodan.

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