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Led by Noam Rotem, vpnMentor’s research team discovered a data leak originating from a 3rd party Shopify app popular in the dropshipping industry. While we can’t confirm the identity of the app responsible for the leak (or its developers) with absolute confidence, evidence strongly suggests it was the popular automation tool Topdser. Dropshipping stores hosted on...
vpnMentor’s research team has found a large data breach that may impact millions of individuals in Ecuador. The leaked database includes over 20 million individuals. Led by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, our team discovered the data breach on an unsecured server located in Miami, Florida. The server appears to be owned by Ecuadorian company...
Led by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, vpnMentor’s research team has discovered a possible credential stuffing operation whose origins are unknown, but that affected some online users who also have Spotify accounts. Credential stuffing is a hacking technique that takes advantage of weak passwords that consumers use — and often re-use — online. We unearthed an Elasticsearch...
vpnMentor’s cybersecurity research team, led by Noam Rotem, recently discovered that e-commerce app 21 Buttons was exposing private data for 100s of influencers across Europe. 21 Buttons mixes online shopping with social media. Users post photos of their favorite outfits with links to the brands they’re wearing. Their followers can then purchase their favorite items...
vpnMentor’s research team, led by cybersecurity analyst Noam Rotem, recently uncovered a data breach originating from the Fleek social media app. While it appears Fleek ceased operating in 2019, it failed to secure a huge amount of sensitive data collected from users since it launched in 2016. Fleek was marketed as an ‘x-rated’ alternative to...
Led by cybersecurity analysts Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, vpnMentor’s research team discovered a leak in a database belonging to the online retailer LightInTheBox. A massive database, it contained over 1TB of daily logs and compromised the security of LightInTheBox customers across the globe. Not only is this a major breach in LightInTheBox’s data security...
Led by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, vpnMentor’s research team recently discovered; a breach in a database containing highly sensitive files from several British consulting firms. Relating to their respective HR departments, the compromised files exposed detailed sensitive information belonging to the firms, along with 1,000s of British professionals. Had this database been discovered by...
Led by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, vpnMentor’s research team recently discovered a data breach belonging to photography app PhotoSquared. The exposed database potentially compromised the privacy and security of 100,000s of PhotoSquared users by revealing a massive amount of sensitive photos and personal information. PhotoSquared could have easily avoided this leak, but instead, it represents a...
vpnMentor’s research team recently received a report from an anonymous ethical hacker about a massive data leak exposing users of over 70 adult dating and e-commerce websites from around the world. The various websites were all using the same marketing software built by email marketing company Mailfire — who was responsible for the leak. The...
Researchers Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, leaders of vpnMentor’s security team, recently uncovered a data breach affecting the Blisk browser, a web browser designed specifically for web development.  Based on Noam and Ran’s research it appears that the Blisk browser is collecting data from its users and bypassing any security measures they have in place.  This was a big...