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Open S3 bucket exposes one million files of fitness brand V Shred

A misconfigured AWS S3 bucket at V Shred exposed more that one million files, including PII on 99,000 people associated with the fitness brand’s customers. Researchers at vpnMentor led by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar discovered the open server and alerted the company, which apparently removed the file containing the most PII, but kept the…
Walmart reportedly teamed up with Lockheed Martin and FBI to monitor employees.
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Open AWS S3 bucket managed by Walmart jewelry partner exposes info on 1.3M customers

Personal information belonging to 1.3 million customers of Walmart jewelry partner MBM Company has been exposed because yet another Amazon S3 bucket was left open on the internet. The open S3 bucket, named “walmartsql,” housed an MSSQL database backup, named MBMWEB_backup_2018_01_13_003008_2864410.bak, that “contained internal MBM mailing lists, encrypted credit card details, payment details, promo codes,…
Data Breach, Privacy & Compliance News and Analysis, Security News

PayMyTab database leaked PII on diners

An exposed database belonging to PayMyTab leaked PII on customers who dined at restaurants using the mobile payment system. An anonymous third party discovered the open AWS S3 bucket and brought it to the attention of researchers at vpnMonitor through Helen Foster, a partner at the Davis Wright Tremaine law firm in Washington. “This leak…
Leaks reveal the spy tactics which leveraged Wi-Fi in a major airport to track travelers.
Data Breach, Privacy & Compliance News and Analysis, Security News

Flight booking site Option Way exposed personal info on customers

A data breach at flight booking site Option Way exposed personal details on passengers and their flight and travel plans. Researchers at vpnMentor led by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar were “able to access over 100 GB of data, a massive amount of customers’ unencrypted Personally Identifiable Information (PII),” including names, birth dates, gender email addresses,…
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Open AWS buckets expose more than 200K CVs at two online recruitment firms

Unsecured AWS servers belonging to two online recruitment firms – U.S.-based Authentic Jobs and Sonic Jobs in the U.K. – have exposed more than 250,000 CVs of job candidates. Authentic Jobs, used by the likes of the New York Times and EY, took the biggest hit with 221,130 CVs exposed to the public, according to…
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FitMetrix data exposed on unprotected Elasticsearch servers

A trio of unprotected Elasticsearch servers hosted by Amazon Web Service (AWS) left 113.5 million records of fitness tracking company FitMetrix customers exposed, according to the security researcher who discovered the databases. The company, which creates software for the likes of SoulCycle and CrossFit, was acquired in February by wellness technology vendor Mindbody, failed to…
Apple issues seven updates, fixes more than 40 vulnerabilities in iOS 8, OS 10.9.5
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Apple, Amazon deny servers affected by China microchip plot

After reports that China’s People Liberation Army (PLA) slipped microchips into Supermicro motherboards, creating a backdoor that could be used by hackers to obtain information stored on servers around the globe, both Apple and Amazon deny that their servers were affected. “On this we can be very clear: Apple has never found malicious chips, ‘hardware…
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OneClass unsecured S3 bucket exposes PII on more than one million students, instructors

An unsecured database belonging remote learning platform OneClass has exposed information associated with more than a million students in North America who use the platform to access study guides and educational assistance. “By not securing its users’ data, OneClass has created a goldmine for criminal hackers, jeopardizing the privacy and security of over a million…
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Unsecure Chtrbox AWS database exposes data on 49 million Instagram influencers, accounts

An unsecured Chtrbox database hosted by Amazon Web Services (AWS) and discovered by security researcher Anurag Sen has exposed the records of more than 49 million Instagram influencers. Data scraped from the accounts include bios, account details like number of followers, location information, email addresses, phone numbers and profile pictures as well as a calculated…
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