TransCredit exposed financial data of half a million Americans and Canadians

TransCredit is a Jacksonville, Florida-based business credit reporting agency for the transportation industry. The IT security researchers at Website Planet discovered a misconfigured database that was owned by TransCredit, a…

Ghana govt agency exposed 700k citizens’ data in a database mess up

Ghana’s National Service Secretariate – NSS – exposed 55GB worth of citizens’ data when an AWS S3 bucket used by the Secretariate suffered misconfiguration. VPNMentor’s cybersecurity researchers Noam Rotem and…

German audio tech giant Sennheiser exposed 55GB of customers’ data

Sennheiser left personal data of over 28,000 customers exposed on an misconfigured Amazon Web Services (AWS) server. According to a report from vpnMentor, the German audio equipment manufacturer, Sennheiser left…

Gumtree exposed users’ personal and GPS location via source code

All a user required was to open Gumtree’s website and press the F12 button on Chrome or Firefox browsers to view users’ personal data. A UK-based classified site and used…

Comprehensive Phishing Study Shows Who Is More Prone to Fall Victim to Phishing Attacks

Researchers from ETH Zurich conducted a study to investigate who is more prone to fall victim to phishing cyberattacks in a corporate context. The study involved 14,733 participants and was…

CEO Fraud Emails – Not Every Money Transfer Request You Receive Is Legit

You know the saying If it’s too good to be true, then it probably is? The same could go with If it’s too pressing to be true, it probably is…

UK High Court reverses course, approves Julian Assange's extradition to US

A UK High Court has approved the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the US.  ZDNet Recommends Assange has been wanted by US authorities since the early 2010s for…

UK Court Paves Way for Julian Assange’s Extradition to the US

UK Court Paves Way for Julian Assange’s Extradition to the US Julian Assange can be extradited from the UK to the US to face trial for leaking classified military and…

Apache Kafka Cloud Clusters Expose Sensitive Data for Large Companies

The culprit is misconfigured Kafdrop interfaces, used for centralized management of the open-source platform. Some of the world’s largest companies have exposed reams of sensitive information from the cloud, researchers…

Apache Kafka Cloud Clusters Expose Sensitive Data for Large Companies

The culprit is misconfigured Kafdrop interfaces, used for centralized management of the open-source platform. Some of the world’s largest companies have exposed reams of sensitive information from the cloud, researchers…