Hackers steal 700,000 guest records from Choice Hotels

Hackers steal 700,000 guest records from Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels, a hospitality franchisor based in Maryland that owns chains such as Comfort Inn, MainStay Suites, Econo Lodge and Cambria Hotels, has suffered a cyber incident that exposed 700,000 guest records, ...
Unsecured databases found leaking half a billion resumes on the net

Unsecured databases found leaking half a billion resumes on the net

A staggering 590,497 million resumes have leaked from poorly-secured Chinese companies in just the last three months. The post Unsecured databases found leaking half a billion resumes on the net appeared first ...
Popular family tracking app exposed real-time location data onto the internet – no password required

Popular family tracking app exposed real-time location data onto the internet – no password required

More than 238,000 individuals users have had their family’s real-time location exposed for weeks on end after an app developer left sensitive data exposed on the internet, without a password. Many users ...

OCR software firm ABBYY leaks 203,000 customer documents in MongoDB server snafu

ABBYY, the developer of optical character recognition and text-scanning software, left a server containing 142GB of a customer's scanned documents exposed for anyone on the internet to access, no password required. The ...
Blockchain-powered e-commerce startup leaks personal information of 25,000 early investors

Blockchain-powered e-commerce startup leaks personal information of 25,000 early investors

A misconfigured MongoDB database has led to the leak of names, email and physical addresses, wallet information, encrypted passwords, and driver’s license and passport numbers of 25,000 early investors in Bezop. The ...
cloud vulnerabilities

Poorly Managed Public Cloud Databases: A Public Health Hazard

Another week, another poorly configured cloud storage container exposes buckets of data to anyone with access to the Internet. According to Security Boulevard’s Lucian Constantin’s story, “Another Cloud Storage Leak Exposes Verizon ...
Asterisk Flaw Exposes VoIP Calls to Eavesdropping

Asterisk Flaw Exposes VoIP Calls to Eavesdropping

Security researchers have identified a critical vulnerability in Asterisk, one of the most popular software stacks for implementing private telephone switching systems, also known as private branch exchanges (PBXes). The flaw could ...