A secret terrorist watchlist with 1.9 million records, including classified “no-fly” records was exposed on the internet.
The list was left accessible on an Elasticsearch cluster that had no password on it.
Millions of people on no-fly and terror watchlists exposed
In July this year, Security Discovery researcher Bob Diachenko came across a plethora of JSON records in an exposed Elasticsearch cluster that piqued his interest.
The 1.9 million-strong recordset contained sensitive information on people, including their names, country citizenship, gender, date of birth, passport details, and no-fly status.