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22 million emails found in mystery open database

An otherwise unremarkable find of an open Elasticsearch database containing millions of records became a Sherlock Holmes mystery as researchers cannot figure out the database’s origins. Security researcher Troy Hunt, of Have I Been Pwned, was informed in February about an open database he has named db8151dd containing 90GB of data containing 22.8 million emails.…

Maropost database with 95 million left open and unsecure

A database owned by the email delivery and marketing firm Maropost was reportedly found open and unsecured exposing about 95 million customer records. Researchers at CyberNews initially found the database in early February noting it contained 19.2 million unique email addresses and marketing logs containing the relevant metadata for these emails, such as the exact…

Big Data is altering the way organizations must manage their overall IT assets and resources.

14 million Key Ring users exposed in open database

A misconfigured Amazon Web Services S3 bucket has exposed the data of about 14 million users of the popular Key Ring app that includes some payment and medical card information. The database was discovered by vpnMentor’s Noam Rotem and Ran Locar who found 44 million records were open to public viewing. Key Ring is generally…

Defending the database

Eight million EU retail sales records exposed on AWS MongoDB

A database hosed on Amazon Web Services holding eight million retail sales records from the European Union was left exposed compromising customer personal and financial information. The open MongoDB database had no password or other authentication set. It was operated by a third-party vendor who pulled sales data from a range of retailers, including Amazon…

Best practices for reducing third-party risk

The simple truth is that the security measures organizations put in place are not enough to protect them from threats. Third parties can present the greatest area of risk exposure — both for data security and for regulatory compliance. It is much easier for hackers to penetrate smaller third-party vendors to get to larger business…

Wyze Labs data breach exposes 2.4 million, includes PHI

Security camera and smart device maker Wyze Labs has confirmed a data breach that left exposed a database containing information on reportedly 2.4 million of its users. Wyze Co-founder Dongsheng Song confirmed the data breach on December 27 and said the exposed database contained a large amount of personal, product and some medical information. Username…

1.6 billion LightInTheBox customer records left exposed

An unsecured database operated by the online retailer LightInTheBox left 1.3TB of data containing 1.6 billion shopper records exposed for a three-month period this year. In what the breach discovers VPNMentor described as a major lapse in LighInTheBox’s data security and potentially devastating to the victims exposing them to not only a cyberattack but potentially…

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