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Led by Noam Rotem, vpnMentor’s research team recently uncovered a data breach exposing sensitive internal data, which may presumably be owned by one of the biggest companies in the world: Microsoft.    The data in question was stored on a misconfigured Microsoft Azure cloud storage account. The owner of the data (presumably Microsoft) failed...
Report: Software Companies Exposed to Hacking in Major Data Breach
Over 142 million records were publicly shared on Telegram, exposing the personally identifiable information (PII) of MGM Hotels customers around the world, including the names, postal addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, and dates of birth of millions of people.  On May 22nd, 2022, the vpnMentor Research Team stumbled upon 4 archive fil...
Over 8 GB Database Exposing Millions of Hotel Guests Dumped (for Free) on Telegram
Led by Noam Rotem, vpnMentor’s research team discovered a data breach originating from a cloud server belonging to the online appointment company FlexBooker. FlexBooker sells online appointment booking tools that businesses can embed in their websites. This breach is the second time in two months that the company has been mentioned for exp...
Report: FlexBooker Suffers Another Data Breach Exposing Millions of Bookings
21 million records were leaked on Telegram, exposing the email addresses and hashed passwords of the users of several VPNs. The SQL dump was posted on Telegram on May 7th, 2022. The dump, exposing users from several VPN services including GeckoVPN, SuperVPN, and ChatVPN, was initially offered for sale on the dark web back in 2021. It i...
10GB Database Exposing VPN Users Dumped (for Free) on Telegram
Telegram, the semi-encrypted messaging and chat app seen as a rival to Whatsapp, has always received a lot of negative attention as a safe harbor and essential tool for extremist hate groups, conspiracy theorists, child pornographers, and so on. Now, it appears cybercriminals are also flocking to Telegram to share and discuss massive data lea...
Cybercrime on Telegram: How Hackers Are Using the Messaging App to Share Data Leaks and Hacks
Led by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, vpnMentor’s research team discovered a data breach related to Ghana’s National Service Secretariate (NSS). The NSS is a government program managing a mandatory year of public service for graduates of certain educational institutions in Ghana. Every year, thousands of students join the program from across the c...
Report: Ghana Government Agency Exposes 100,000s of Citizens in Massive Data Breach
Led by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, vpnMentor’s research team recently discovered that consumer audio giant Sennheiser had accidentally left an old cloud account full of customer data out in the open. While the account in question appears to have been dormant since 2018, over 28,000 Sennheiser customers were exposed, with sensitive private data ...
Report: Audio Tech Giant Exposed Thousands of Customers' Data
vpnMentor’s research team discovered a data breach in a server belonging to the French transport giant RATP. RATP is a huge, state-owned company that manages most of the transport infrastructure in Paris and elsewhere. The company has roughly 64,000 employees across various operations. Our team discovered that RATP had left an old server p...
Report: State-owned French Transport Giant Exposes 10,000s of Staff to Fraud in Massive Data Breach
Led by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, vpnMentor’s research team recently discovered an enormous data breach by the Australian marketing software firm Acquirely. Acquirely offers businesses in Australia “digital customer acquisition” services through various forms of online marketing and lead generation. Much of the company’s activities involve har...
Report: Australian Marketing Company Exposes 100,000s of People to Fraud
Led by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, vpnMentor’s research team recently discovered a massive, incredibly damaging data breach from Phlebotomy Training Specialists. Phlebotomy Training Specialists is a medical training platform connecting people who are hoping to get certified as phlebotomists with training centers across the USA. Unfortunately...
Report: US Medical Training Company Exposes 10,000s of Students to Fraud in Massive Data Breach