Kafka Cloud Clusters Expose Sensitive Data

Some of the world’s largest companies have exposed large amounts of sensitive information from the cloud, researchers said – thanks to misconfigured Kafdrop services.

Kafdrop is the management interface for Apache Kafka, an open-source, cloud-native platform for managing data streams. Kafka has several common use cases; for instance, in the finance sector it’s often used for real-time data processing in order to catch and block fraudulent transactions as they occur. It the internet of things world, it can support “just-in-time” resource allocation for smart-grid applications and the like. Other uses include tracking application activity (user clicks, registrations, time spent on certain pages or features, orders, etc.); and event logging or real-time monitoring.

Source: https://threatpost.com/apache-kafka-cloud-clusters-expose-data/176778/

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