At a time when most organizations have rushed to take their events virtual, multiple zero-day vulnerabilities found in event platforms frequented by the Fortune 500 offer hackers access to personal and corporate information.

Researchers at Huntress have uncovered software flaws and misconfigurations in two of the top five virtual event platforms: VFairs, which counts among its customers Ford, T-Mobile, IEEE and Pearson, and 6Connex. Among the issues identified are information disclosure or personal identifiable information leakage, direct access to databases and potential remote code execution.

“At this point, we can’t predict whether information was actively stolen or compromised by attackers or unauthorized users,” Huntress Senior Security Researcher John Hammond wrote in a blog post following a webinar aimed at managed service providers that revealed the company’s research.

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