Pierluigi Paganini March 17, 2021
Data Breaches Tracker monitor unsecured ElasticSearch servers online

Cybersecurity research at WizCase, an online security and privacy portal, built a tool to track accessible ElasticSearch servers on the internet.  Cybersecurity research at WizCase, an online security and privacy portal, developed a tool that allows track accessible ElasticSearch servers on the Internet. The tool scans the web for accessible ElasticSearch servers and displays different variables […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 16, 2020
Unprotected database exposed a scam targeting 100K+ Facebook accounts

Researchers discovered an ElasticSearch database exposed online that contained data for over 100000 compromised Facebook accounts. Researchers at vpnMentor discovered an ElasticSearch database exposed online that contained an archive of over 100.000 compromised Facebook accounts. The archive was used by crooks as part of a global hacking campaign against users of the social network. “We […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 14, 2020
Popular Marketing Tool exposes data of users of dating sites

Personal details of hundreds of users of dating sites were exposed online earlier this month. An Elasticsearch server containing personal details of hundreds of thousands of dating site users were exposed online without authentication. The unsecured database was discovered by security researchers from vpnMentor at the end of August. “vpnMentor’s research team recently received a report from […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 22, 2020
Dozens of unsecured databases wiped by mysterious Meow attack

Dozens of unsecured databases exposed online web wiped by threat actors as part of a campaign tracked as Meow attack. Experts observed dozens of unsecured Elasticsearch and MongoDB instances exposed online that were inexplicably wiped by threat actors as part of a campaign tracked as Meow attack. The Meow attack began recently and attackers did […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 17, 2019
Online Retailer LightInTheBox exposes unsecured DB containing 1.3TB of web server logs

vpnMentor researchers discovered an unsecured server belonging to the Chinese e-store LightInTheBox.com containing 1.3TB of web server logs. Infosec researchers have uncovered an unsecured Elasticsearch database containing 1.3TB of web server log entries held by Chinese e-commerce website LightInTheBox.com. LightInTheBox is a Chinese online retailer trading on the New York Stock Exchange, most of its […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 22, 2019
Personal and social information of 1.2B people exposed on an open Elasticsearch install

Security duo discovered personal and social information 1.2 billion people exposed online on an unsecured Elasticsearch server. Researchers Bob Diachenko and Vinny Troia discovered an unsecured Eslasticsearch server containing an unprecedented 4 billion user accounts. The database, discovered on October 16, 2019, contained more than 4 terabytes of data is the largest data leaks from a single […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 02, 2019
Experts found 20 Million tax records for Russian citizens exposed online

Experts discovered an unprotected Elasticsearch cluster containing personally identifiable and tax information of Russian citizens exposed online. Security experts from Comparitech along with security researcher Bob Diachenko discovered 20 million tax records belonging to Russian citizens exposed online in clear text and without protection. The experts found an unprotected Elasticsearch cluster that was containing personally […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 02, 2019
26k+ Kibana Instances exposed Elasticsearch databases online

Security expert discovered thousands of unsafe Kibana instances that are exposed online, the news was first reported by colleagues at THN. Kibana is an open source data visualization plugin for Elasticsearch. It provides visualization capabilities on top of the content indexed on an Elasticsearch cluster. Users can create bar, line and scatter plots, or pie charts and […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 17, 2019
Unprotected Elasticsearch DB exposed 33 Million job profiles in China

Security expert discovered an unprotected Elasticsearch database exposed online that was containing approximately 33 million job profiles in China.  Security expert Sanyam Jain at GDI Foundation has discovered an unprotected database exposed online that was containing approximately 33 million profiles for people in China who provided their resume to job recruitment sites.  The expert discovered […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 27, 2019
Multiple threat actors are targeting Elasticsearch Clusters

Security researchers at Cisco Talos are warning of a spike in attacks on unsecured Elasticsearch clusters to drop cryptocurrency miners. Cisco Talos experts have reported a spike in the attacks thatleverage known flaws to compromise unsecured Elasticsearch clusters and use them to mine crypto-currencies. At least six different threat actors are targeting installs running older […]