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Report: Marketing Company Fails to Secure Client Data and Exposes 1,000s to Fraud

| Updated on 11th January 2023
Led by Noam Rotem, vpnMentor’s research team recently discovered a data breach from telemarketing company CallX.  CallX sells marketing services and software to enterprise clients, allowing businesses to track the performance of their media buying and telemarketing operations. Unfortunately, CallX failed to adequately secure audio recordin...
Report: Marketing Company Fails to Secure Client Data and Exposes 1,000s to Fraud

Report: 10,000s of Brazilians Exposed to Fraud in Massive Data Breach

| Updated on 11th January 2023
Led by Noam Rotem, vpnMentor’s research team discovered a data breach affecting an enterprise software solution and exposing a database containing files related to a Brazilian financial company called Prisma Promotora. A software tool was used to manage and interpret data from every aspect of the company’s operations. Unfortunately, a clou...
Report: 10,000s of Brazilians Exposed to Fraud in Massive Data Breach
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. Drops...
Report: 10,000s of Online Shoppers Exposed by Popular Shopify App. Personal Data, Credit Cards, And Much More

Report: X-Rated Social Media App Exposes Users in Massive Data Breach

| Updated on 11th January 2023
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...
Report: X-Rated Social Media App Exposes Users in Massive Data Breach

Report: Online Fashion App Exposes Financial Records of Top European Influencers

| Updated on 11th January 2023
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 purch...
Report: Online Fashion App Exposes Financial Records of Top European Influencers

Report: Massive Instagram Click Farm Uncovered

| Updated on 11th January 2023
Led by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, vpnMentor’s research team recently uncovered a huge illicit Instagram click farm based somewhere in Central Asia and operating globally. Click farms are usually based in developing countries with little to no data regulations, oversight, or enforcement. They create 1,000s of fake accounts to trawl Instagram, e...
Report: Massive Instagram Click Farm Uncovered

Report: Spotify Targeted in Potential Fraud Scheme

| Updated on 11th January 2023
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...
Report: Spotify Targeted in Potential Fraud Scheme
Led by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, vpnMentor’s research team recently discovered that the Christian faith app, Pray.com, has been leaking years' of private data collected from users. Pray.com offers daily prayer guidance and similar faith-based audio content and has proven incredibly popular since launching in 2016. However, Pray.com’s devel...
Report: Popular Christian Faith App Exposes Millions of People to Fraud and Online Attack

Report: Facebook Credit Card Scam Exposed Via Huge Data Leak

| Updated on 11th January 2023
Led by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, vpnMentor’s research team recently uncovered a potentially massive phishing and credit card fraud operation targeting Facebook users. We discovered the scam via an unsecured database used by the fraudsters to store private data belonging to 100,000s of their victims. The people running the scam were trickin...
Report: Facebook Credit Card Scam Exposed Via Huge Data Leak
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