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Secret Terrorist Watchlist with 1.9 Mn Records Exposed Online

Sometimes, misconfigured servers and unsecured databases go unnoticed until security researchers report about them. Bob Diachenko, Head of Security Research at Comparitech, recently discovered...

Another Case of Unprotected Database: 5 Bn Records from Previous Data...

Unsecured databases are potential cyberthreats for organizations. Perpetrators often look for unprotected/misconfigured servers to infiltrate and compromise sensitive corporate data. A recent security research...

Unsecured Server Exposes PII of 50,000 Patients in Utah

A Utah-based COVID-19 testing service, Premier Diagnostics, accidentally exposed the personally identifiable information (PII) belonging to 50,000 patients through an unsecured server. The exposé...

Data Scraped from Instagram, TikTok and YouTube Exposes 235 Mn Social...

Security researchers discovered a misconfigured database exposing over 235 million social media profiles online. According to the security researcher Bob Diachenko, who leads cybersecurity...

“Meow” is on the Prowl; A New Attack Targets Several Unsecured...

“Meow” seems to be on the prowl of unsecured Elasticsearch and MongoDB databases on the web. We’re not talking about cute, furry four-legged creatures....

Cybercriminals Attacked Unsecured Databases 18 Times Per Day

Every minute is an opportunity for threat actors when they found a server left online unsecured. A latest security experiment by Comparitech led by...

Cybercriminals Trade 267 Mn Facebook Accounts’ Info on Dark Web

Cybersecurity firm Cyble found hackers selling over 267 million Facebook records for £500 (US$623) on dark websites and hacker forums. In a blog post,...

Unprotected Elasticsearch Server Leaks 5 Billion Records

There have been multiple Elasticsearch database breaches, but this is unusual and one of the biggest to date. Around 5,088,635,374 records (more than five...

Unprotected Database Exposed Personal Data of 267M Facebook Users

Another one on Facebook’s cap. An unprotected public database containing over 267 million Facebook user IDs, names, and contact details were left online without...

2.7 Billion Email Addresses Exposed Online

Researchers noticed a huge database containing email addresses and passwords left online without password protection. A joint investigation by cybersecurity firm Comparitech and security researcher...

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