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We can reveal that a surveillance platform built to track and trace COVID-19 patients in India has been compromised due to a lack of data security protocols that inadvertently left access to the platform wide open, along with exposing the data of millions of people from across India. Named “Surveillance Platform Uttar Pradesh Covid-19”, the s...
Report: State in India Leaves Data From Covid-19 Surveillance Tool Open, Risking Safety for Millions of People Across the Country
We can reveal that Big Pharma giant Pfizer has been leaking the private medical data of 100s of prescription drug users in the USA, in a significant data breach discovered by Noam Rotem, Ran Locar, and vpnMentor’s cybersecurity research team. The exposed data related to conversations between Pfizer’s automated customer support software and pe...
Report: Major Pharmaceutical Company Exposes Private Data of US Prescription Drug Users
A group of free VPN (virtual private network) apps left their server completely open and accessible, exposing private user data for anyone to see. This lack of basic security measures in an essential part of a cybersecurity product is not just shocking. It also shows a total disregard for standard VPN practices that put their users at risk. T...
Report: No-Log VPNs Reveal Users' Personal Data and Logs
Led by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, vpnMentor’s research team discovered a data breach on casino gambling app Clubillion. The breach originated in a technical database built on an Elasticsearch engine and was recording the daily activities of millions of Clubillion players around the world. Aside from leaking activity on the app, the breache...
Report: Popular Gambling App Exposed Millions of Users in Massive Data Leak
vpnMentor’s research team, led by renowned analysts Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, recently discovered an incredibly sensitive data breach originating from the domestic violence prevention app Aspire News App. Built by the US non-profit When Georgia Smiled, Aspire News App can be installed on a user’s phone to appear as a news app. However, it als...
Report: Data Breach Exposes Victims on Abuse Prevention App
Led by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, vpnMentor's research team recently discovered an exposed database belonging to financial services CRM platform BankSight. BankSight's CRM software provides small banks and credit unions with numerous tools and resources to boost customer relations and increase revenue. The exposed database was connected to ...
Report: Financial CRM Leaks Private Financial Data from Banks and Credit Unions Across the USA
Led by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, vpnMentor’s research team recently discovered a data breach belonging to SSL247, a reseller of internet security products. The breach originated from a misconfigured Amazon Web Services S3 bucket, exposing private files belonging to the company. Many of these files included detailed information about customers...
Report: Leading Internet Security Company Exposes Customers to Fraud and Attack From Hackers
Led by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, vpnMentor’s research team recently discovered a data breach exposing customers of online fitness company V Shred. V Shred sells numerous online and physical products related to dieting, nutrition, and fitness. The exposed files included meal plans, sensitive photos from V Shred customers, and CSV files contain...
Report: Fast Growing Fitness Brand Exposes Customers in Massive Data Breach
Led by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, vpnMentor's research team discovered a data breach belonging to the e-Learning platform OneClass. OneClass is a remote learning platform that provides study guides and educational assistance materials to millions of students across North America. At a time when students are forced to study from home, feeling i...
Report: Educational Platform Exposes Private Data of Over 1 Million Students across North America
Led by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, vpnMentor's research team discovered a data breach exposing incredibly sensitive images from numerous niche dating and hook up apps. The apps were built for people with alternative lifestyles and particular tastes, such as 'Cougars,' queer dating, fetishes, and group sex. At least one app was dedicated to peop...
Report: Breach Exposes 100,000+ Users on Niche Dating Apps