Hacker Selling Shanghai Police Database with Billions of Chinese Citizens Data

As seen by Hackread.com, the database is currently being sold for 10 Bitcoin (around $200,000) at the time of publishing this article. Unidentified hackers claim to have stolen data of…

Elasticsearch Database Mess Up Exposed Login, PII Data of 30,000 Students

The misconfigured Elasticsearch database apparently belonged to the US-based software solution provider Transact Campus. SafetyDetectives’ cybersecurity research team led by Anurag Sen identified a misconfigured Elasticsearch server that exposed the…

Personal Data of Tens of Millions of Russians and Ukrainians Exposed Online

The trove of data was leaked due to a misconfigured Elasticsearch server and in total it stored 870 million records or 147 GB of data. SafetyDetectives security team led by…

Misconfigured ElasticSearch Servers Exposed 579 GB of Users’ Website Activity

In total, two misconfigured ElasticSearch servers belonging to an unknown organization exposed 359,019,902 (359 million) records that were collected with the help of data analytics software developed by SnowPlow Analytics.…

US and China Exposed Most Databases Among 308,000 Discovered in 2021

In total, 308,000 unsecured databases were found exposing sensitive assets worldwide of which around 90,000 databases have already been identified in the first quarter of 2022, a dramatically higher number…

Stripchat database mess up exposes 200M adult cam models, users’ data

The database was left exposed on an Elasticsearch Cluster without any password or security authentication. StripChat is one of the top five adult cam sites on the internet. Earlier this…

Data analytics firm exposed 2m Instagram and TikTok users’ data

The victims of this “data leak” also include celebrities like Alicia Keys, Loren Gray, Kylie Jenner, Ariana Grande, and Kim Kardashian. The cybersecurity team at Safety Detectives, led by Anurag…

Chinese VPN app Quickfox caught exposing 1 million users’ data

The Quickfox VPN is mainly used by Chinese citizens living abroad who need to access Chinese websites as most of these sites are geo-restricted. Wizcase’s team of ethical researchers, led…

Brazilian marketplace integrator Hariexpress exposed 1.75 billion records

At the time of publishing this article, the data was still exposed and growing as there has been no response from Hariexpress. The Brazilian E-commerce Marketplace Integrator platform Hariexpress (Hariexpress.com.br)…

The Telegraph newspaper exposed 10TB of subscriber data

The data was exposed due to an unprotected Elasticsearch cluster and remained open to public access without any security authentication. Well-known security researcher Bob Diachenko discovered a ‘Giant’ blunder made…