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Data on 300K QuickBit crypto exchange customers exposed

The Swedish cryptocurrency exchange QuickBit was hit with a data breach affecting about 2 percent of its customer base through an unprotected MongoDB. Published reports put the number of accounts exposed at 300,000 with QuickBit stating the data involved was left unprotected while it was being migrated to a safer environment with names, addresses, e-mail…

5M records exposed by misconfigured MedicareSupplement.com MongoDB

A MedicareSupplment.com MongoDB containing more than five million records was found open to the public containing a wide range of PII. The records were found by the security firm Comparitech and researcher Bob Diachenko on May 13 containing first and last name, full address, IP address, email address, date of birth, gender and marketing-related information.…

Facebook’s xSocialMedia ad agency exposes 150K medical histories

Multiple databases belonging to the Facebook ad agency xSocialMedia have been found open exposing almost 150,000 records containing a wide variety of medical information derived from marketing campaigns run for medical malpractice lawsuits. The files were found by vpnMentor on June 2, and which have since been secured. The exposed information was gathered through Facebook…

Israel comes under cyber attack

Netanyahu among millions exposed on open travel company data base

A data base belonging to the Israeli online travel firm Amadeus was spotted open to the public exposing millions of Israeli travelers, including that nation’s prime minister. Amadeus is used as a booking service for several other popular Israeli travel companies including Inbal, which books flights for government workers. According to Calcalist.com, the open database…

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HCL employee, customer files found open to public

The digital solutions firm HCL left accessible information belonging to some of its employees and customers. The breach was first noticed by UpGuard when it came across personal information and plaintext passwords for new hires, reports on installations of customer infrastructure, and web applications for managing personnel. Using a keyword search technique that trolls for…

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Canada’s Freedom Mobile Elasticsearch database exposed

Researchers are claiming to have found an open Elasticsearch database containing 5 million records related 10 1.5 million Freedom Mobile customers — figures disputed by the telecommunications company. Noam Rotem and Ran Locar from vpnMentor said they came across the database on April 17 and attempted to contact Freedom Mobile on April 18 and 23…

Job seeker’s data exposed on open Ladders database

The employment website Ladders exposed almost 14 million user records when it left an Amazon Elasticsearch database unprotected. Security researcher Sanyam Jain found the open server and informed TechCrunch of the situation. After Ladders was informed of the issue the server was quickly taken down the issue is being addressed. The information that was exposed…

Info on 80 million American households found in open database

A cybersecurity research team has found an unidentified open database containing 24GB of records detailing information on 80 million American households. VPNMentor’s research team of Noam Rotem and Ran Locar found the database hosted on a Microsoft cloud server containing extremely detailed information about individual homes ranging from the owners name, address, age, map coordinates…

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