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…

Scoop: Uganda Security Exchange Caught Leaking 32GB of Sensitive Data

Apart from personal and financial records, the data also included plain-text login credentials including usernames and passwords of customers and businesses using the Easy Portal of the Uganda Security Exchange.…

Scoop: Australian Trading Giant ACY Securities Exposed 60GB of User Data

Upon being alerted by security researcher Anurag Sen, the company rubbished the sensitivity of the matter by labeling the exposed database as “an insignificant one.” Anurag Sen, a prominent IT…

142 Million MGM Resorts Records Leaked on Telegram for Free Download

As seen by Hackread.com and researchers at VPNMentor, the leaked data includes sensitive PII information of MGM resort customers. On July 14th, 2020, Hackread.com reported that a hacker going by…

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…

How to Optimize Your Database Storage in MySQL

SQL (structured query language) is a unique programming language for storing, manipulating, and retrieving data from a database. The language is applied in multiple relational database systems, including Postgres, Oracle,…

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.…

Breast Cancer Charity Exposed Sensitive Images of U.S. Patients

The Ardmore, Pennsylvania-based cancer charity Breastcancer.org suffered a massive data loss impacting thousands of its registered users. The IT security researchers at SafetyDetectives identified a misconfigured Amazon S3 bucket that…

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…

Sensitive Data: Securing Your Most Important Asset

According to Economist, “The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data” therefore protecting your most important asset which is sensitive data should be your first priority. The…