Breaches and leaks

  • China: No less than 18 unsecured MongoDB instances were found, showing private conversations, file exchanges and location data of 364 million social media profiles.
  • Google has temporarily disabled Android TV photo sharing after a bug gave a user access to a long list of other people's pictures.
  • an "email verification" service exposed a MongoDB database with a whopping 800 million e-mail addresses.
  • Comcast: several people had their phone numbers transferred by identity thieves, whom apparently only needed the phone number and a PIN which defaulted to "0000".
Dieter Van der Stock