A short horror story about web app data leaks and how to prevent them

You hear the sound of an alarm clock. The first thing you see after you wake up is a notification. The entire user base of your WordPress* app has leaked into Darknet. According to GDPR, you’re both data controller and processor so now you’re facing a number of fines and court hearings. Not fun at all.

In the “bargaining” phase of Kübler-Ross grief coping stages, you’re going through the logs of your leaked web app, coffee in hand. The following is what you’re most likely to see.

Original source
https://hackernoon.com/database-security-vs-web-app-leaks-26cd35d9ce5a?source=rss----3a8144eabfe3---4

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