data leak

Pierluigi Paganini May 06, 2024
El Salvador suffered a massive leak of biometric data

Resecurity found a massive leak involving the exposure of personally identifiable information (PII) of over five million citizens of El Salvador on the Dark Web. Resecurity identified a massive leak of the personally identifiable information (PII) of over five million citizens from El Salvador on the Dark Web, impacting more than 80% of the country’s […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 31, 2024
Data leak at fintech giant Direct Trading Technologies

Sensitive data and trading activity of over 300K traders leaked online by international fintech firm Direct Trading Technologies. Direct Trading Technologies, an international fintech company, jeopardized over 300K traders by leaking their sensitive data and trading activity, thereby putting them at risk of an account takeover. On October 27th, the Cybernews research team discovered a […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 29, 2024
Mercedes-Benz accidentally exposed sensitive data, including source code

Researchers discovered that Mercedes-Benz accidentally left a private key online exposing internal data, including the company’s source code. RedHunt Labs researchers discovered that Mercedes-Benz unintentionally left a private key accessible online, thereby exposing internal data, including the company’s source code. It’s unclear if the data leak exposed customer data, RedHunt Labs shared its findings with […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 22, 2024
Mother of all breaches – a historic data leak reveals 26 billion records: check what’s exposed

Cybersecurity researcher Bob Dyachenko and CyberNews researchers discovered the largest data leak ever discovered. The supermassive leak contains data from numerous previous breaches, comprising an astounding 12 terabytes of information, spanning over a mind-boggling 26 billion records. The leak is almost certainly the largest ever discovered. There are data leaks, and then there’s this. A […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 07, 2024
Iranian crypto exchange leaks user passports and IDs has inadvertently exposed sensitive data belonging to nearly 230,000 users, as revealed by Cybernews research. Due to its limited access to foreign financial markets, Iran has embraced cryptocurrency significantly. Last year, Iranian crypto exchanges facilitated transactions totaling nearly $3 billion. Almost all incoming crypto volume in Iran adheres to Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements. […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 30, 2023
Spotify music converter TuneFab puts users at risk

TuneFab converter, used to convert copyrighted music from streaming platforms such as Spotify, Amazon’s Audible, or Apple Music, has exposed its users’ private data. Cybernews research showed that the platform has exposed more than 151 million parsed records with users’ IP addresses, userArea, userIDs, emails, and device info. The leak was caused by a misconfiguration […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 29, 2023
Clash of Clans gamers at risk while using third-party app

An exposed database and secrets on a third-party app puts Clash of Clans players at risk of attacks from threat actors. The Cybernews research team has discovered that the Clash Base Designer Easy Copy app exposed its Firebase database and user-sensitive information. With 100,000 downloads on the Google Play store, the app enables Clash of […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 28, 2023
Cybercriminals launched “Leaksmas” event in the Dark Web exposing massive volumes of leaked PII and compromised data

Leaksmas: On Christmas Eve, multiple threat actors released substantial data leaks, Resecurity experts reported. On Christmas Eve, Resecurity protecting Fortune 100 and government agencies globally, observed multiple actors on the Dark Web releasing substantial data leaks. Over 50 million records containing PII of consumers from around the world have been leaked. The actual damage resulting […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 22, 2023
Real estate agency exposes details of 690k customers

An exposed instance contained information for a customer relationship management (CRM) system that likely belongs to Goyzer, a real estate property management software maker, the Cybernews research team has discovered. The data was leaked via a publicly exposed and passwordless MongoDB database, which has since been closed. Businesses employ MongoDB to organize and store large […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 21, 2023
Data leak exposes users of car-sharing service Blink Mobility

More than 22,000 users of Blink Mobility should take the necessary steps to protect themselves against the risk of identity theft. The Cybernews research team has discovered that their personal data was exposed in a leak. Los Angeles-based electric car-sharing provider Blink Mobility left a misconfigured MongoDB database open to the public. Its metadata was […]