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Five billion records exposed in open ‘data breach database’

More than five billion records were exposed after an Elasticsearch “data breach database” managed by a U.K.-based security firm and housing a trove of security incidents from the last seven years was left unprotected. “Data was very well structured,” wrote security researcher Bob Diachenko, who discovered the Elasticsearch instance, of the information, which included hashtypes,…
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Report: Boomoji app developer leaves customer data exposed on open database

The developers of make-your-own-avatar app Boomoji reportedly neglected to password-protect two of their internet-connected databases, thus publicly exposing the personal data of roughly 5.3 million users. The wide-open databases, from Elasticsearch, stored users’ names, genders, countries and phone types all in plain text, TechCrunch reported yesterday. Moreover, the databases also contained unique user IDs, each…
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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…
Defending the database
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Exposure of 7.4B records at Le Figaro highlights ongoing problems with misconfigured databases

The exposure of 7.4 billion personal information-laden records, including some login credentials, at France’s Le Figaro underscores how unsecured databases persist even in a world hyperaware of privacy and data security. The database, exposed by an unsecured Elasticsearch server and containing more than 8TB of data on reporters, employees and 42,000 of the daily newspaper’s…
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Aliznet exposed database leaks data on 2.5 million Yves Rocher customers

Personal information on customers of French retail consultancy Aliznet were exposed through an unprotected Elasticsearch server. “The most sensitive leaked data involves [2.5 million Canadian] customers of Aliznet’s client Yves Rocher, an international cosmetics and beauty brand,” according to a blog post by vpnMentor, whose research team led by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar discovered…
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Leaky Gekko Group database exposes info on hotel brands, travelers

European hotel booking platform provider Gekko Group mistakenly stored over 1 terabyte of information on a publicly configured server, exposing troves of data related to its hotel B2B clients, as well as travel agents and their customers. The majority of the exposed data was collected by Gekko brands Teldar Travel, which provides a booking system…
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Exposed Orvibo database leaks two billion records

More than two billion user logs containing information on Chinese home solutions company Orvibo’s customers were leaked after a database was left exposed. The company sells a portfolio of 100 smart solutions to manage energy and security systems, such as lighting systems, home entertainment devices and HVAC, in homes, offices and hotel rooms via a…
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Exposed server leaks PII on all 16.6 million Ecuador citizens

If another leaky Elasticsearch server may seem a little anticlimactic, considering how frequently they occur, the latest find by security researchers might have more of a “wow” factor since it exposed information on nearly all of Ecuador’s 16.6 million citizens, 6.7 million of them children. “The irresponsible handling of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) has literally…
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