More than 38 million records from 47 different entities that rely on Microsoft’s Power Apps portals platform were inadvertently left exposed online, bringing into sharp focus a “new vector of data exposure.”
“The types of data varied between portals, including personal information used for COVID-19 contact tracing, COVID-19 vaccination appointments, social security numbers for job applicants, employee IDs, and millions of names and email addresses,” UpGuard Research team said in a disclosure made public on Monday.
Governmental bodies like Indiana, Maryland, and New York City, and private companies such as American Airlines, Ford, J.B. Hunt, and Microsoft are said to have been impacted. Among the most sensitive information that was left in the open were 332,000 email addresses and employee IDs used by Microsoft’s own global payroll services, as well as more than 85,000 records related to Business Tools Support and Mixed Reality portals.
Power Apps is a Microsoft-powered…