MongoDB Server Exposes Babysitting App’s Database

August 21st, 2018 By Catalin Cimpanu


Sitter app


The makers of Sitter, a popular app for connecting babysitters with parents, have involuntarily exposed the personal details of over 93,000 users.


The exposure took place last week and was caused by a MongoDB database left exposed on the Internet with no credentials.


Independent security researcher Bob Diachenko discovered the database. He told Bleeping Computer that he spotted the database on August 14, when he immediately reported the issue to the Sitter app makers. The Sitter team secured the database on the same day of the report, Diachenko said.


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