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CEO: Veeam database exposure fixed, investigation launched

Submitted by on September 14, 2018 – 4:40 amNo Comment

A Veeam co-CEO today apologized for the error that made millions of email addresses in a database visible for two weeks, and said the data protection vendor is investigating the incident. Human error caused the Veeam database with 4.5 million unique email addresses to be accessible to third parties, according to Peter McKay.


During maintenance of Veeam’s network, the MongoDB marketing database, which contained data between two-and-a-half and four years old, became exposed in an unsecure way. “Security is something I and Veeam take very seriously,” McKay said in his first media interview about the incident. “We apologize.” McKay said the company launched an investigation into the incident and is working to improve its security.

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