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The vpnMentor cybersecurity research team, led by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, have uncovered an unsecured AWS S3 bucket with over 5.5 million files and more than 343GB in size that remains unclaimed. Timeline of Discovery and Owner Reaction Sometimes the extent of a data breach and the owner of the data are obvious, and the issue quickly resolve...
Report: Cybersecurity Firm’s Data Exposed, Among Others
vpnMentor’s research team recently discovered a data leak of dating app JCrush’s database. Security researchers Noam Rotem and Ran Locar - key members of vpnMentor’s research team - discovered the breach, which exposed up to 200,000 users’ PII, preferences, and (sometimes explicit) private conversations within the JCrush app. JCrush is part o...
Report: Dating App Leaks Explicit User Messages & Other Private Data
“You don’t understand,” said the soldier who sat next me, who was speaking into his phone. His hand was shaking. “They’re dangerous. Really dangerous. You need to find somewhere safe! Go to your mother, and call me as soon as you get there.” He hung up, and held the phone with both hands on his lap. I could see the beads of sweat forming on h...
The Real Reason We’re Losing our Privacy
Internet restrictions have tightened around the world. Governments are more concerned about the use of OpenVPNs and are doing whatever it takes to outwit their restrictions. The Great Firewall of China is pretty effective at blocking VPN providers from inside and outside its borders. Of course, it's impossible to see data being encrypted in V...
An Introduction to Hiding your OpenVPN Traffic
Hacking has a negative reputation, but some hackers are making the internet a better, safer place. Whether they use their powers for good or evil, hackers have some serious skills. But can hacking really be a good thing? What is ethical hacking and how is it different from other kinds of hacking? Who are ethical hackers and how do you get sta...
The Ultimate Guide to Ethical Hacking | What You Need to Know in 2022
In September 2017, 143 million people were affected by the Equifax data breach. The incident was a huge eye opener to many people and had them asking questions as to whether or not their money is actually safe. The best way to prevent something like this from happening to you is to freeze your credit. Read on to learn more about credit fre...
What's a Credit Freeze and What's the Best Way to Do It
This report covers two vulnerabilities in cybersecurity provider Cyberoam’s firewall and VPN technology, affecting the "email quarantine system,” reachable without authentication. They were discovered by different researchers working independently. The first vulnerability was reported on in late 2019, while the second was shared with vpnMento...
Report: Critical Flaws in Cybersecurity Devices Exposed Entire Networks to Attack and Takeover
Led by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, vpnMentor's research team recently discovered a breached database belonging to Cloud backup provider SOS Online Backup. With over 135 million records, this was a huge breach. It exposed significant metadata related to user accounts on SOS Online Backup and the structure of their cloud services. The breached datab...
Report: Cloud Backup Provider Exposes Customer Data in Massive Leak
Led by cybersecurity analysts Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, vpnMentor's research team recently found a serious breach in an open Amazon S3 bucket owned by secure cloud storage provider Data Deposit Box. The leak exposed detailed information about 270,000 private files uploaded by customers through the company's secure cloud storage service. The d...
Report: Cloud Storage Data Breach Exposes Users' Private Information
The vpnMentor cybersecurity research team, led by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, have uncovered a leaking S3 Bucket with 36,077 files of visible data on an Amazon server, belonging to JailCore. JailCore Company Profile JailCore is a correctional facility management and compliance cloud-based application, evidently started by the same people behind ...
Report: Inmates’ Prescriptions & PII Leaked in Breach Spanning Multiple Jailhouses