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Led by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, vpnMentor’s research team recently discovered a data breach belonging to the Spanish e-learning platform 8Belts. 8Belts is a popular language-learning platform used around the world to teach various languages. By our estimates, the breach - which originated from a misconfigured Amazon Web Services S3 bucket...
Report: e-Learning Platform Exposes Private Data of Students Across the Globe
Led by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, vpnMentor’s research team discovered a massive amount of sensitive financial data leaking from a website connected to India’s mobile payment app BHIM that was exposed to the public. The website was being used in a campaign to sign large numbers of users and business merchants to the app from communities across...
Report: Indian e-Payments App Exposes Millions of Users in Massive Data Breach
Led by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, vpnMentor’s research team recently discovered a data breach belonging to the exercise technology company Kinomap. As a paid subscription service, Kinomap collects enormous amounts of data about its users, all of which was stored on an unsecured database. In total, the database was leaking over 42 million recor...
Report: Exercise App Exposes Private User Data in Massive Data Leak
Led by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, vpnMentor’s research team discovered a breach in a database belonging to Israeli telecommunications company Annatel. The leaking database was exposing private conversations between Annatel customers and company agents. Throughout these conversations, Annatel customers provided sensitive personal data and acces...
Report: Israeli Telecom Company Exposes Customers in Leaked Support Chats
Led by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, vpnMentor’s research team recently discovered a breached database belonging to American software company RigUp. RigUp is a labor marketplace and services provider built for the US energy sector, with clients across the country. The breached database was huge, containing over 70,000 private files belonging t...
Report: Massive Data Leak Exposes US Energy Sector to Cyberattack
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 over 270k records and greater than 343GB in size on an Amazon server, belonging to Doxzoo. There are potentially over 100,000 users affected by this data leak, with implications not only for copyright violations, but also American ...
Report: British Printing Press Leaks Confidential Material & More
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 i...
Report: Web Browser for Developers Leaves User Data Exposed
The vpnMentor cybersecurity research team, led by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, have uncovered a leaking, active database with over 123 million records and greater than 9GB in size on an ElasticSearch server, belonging to Decathlon Spain (and possibly Decathlon UK as well). Decathlon Company Profile Decathlon Group is a privately-held sporting goo...
Report: Global Sporting Goods Giant Leaks Spanish Employees' Data & More