Articles by SafetyDetectives Cybersecurity Team

SafetyDetectives Cybersecurity Team

The SafetyDetectives research lab is a pro bono service that aims to help the online community defend itself against cyber threats while educating organizations on how to protect their users’ data. The overarching purpose of our web mapping project is to help make the internet a safer place for all users

Healthcare Cybersecurity: The Biggest Stats & Trends in 2021
Healthcare Cybersecurity: The Biggest Stats & Trends in 2021
Thousands of healthcare organizations have been targeted by cybersecurity threats in the last few years, with hospitals accounting for 30% of all large-scale data security incidents. In this article, we’ll be assessing the state...
Amazon Fake Reviews Scam Exposed in Data Breach
Amazon Fake Reviews Scam Exposed in Data Breach
The SafetyDetectives cybersecurity team uncovered an open ElasticSearch database exposing an organized fake reviews scam affecting Amazon. The server contained a treasure trove of direct messages between Amazon vendors and custome...
Could your baby monitor be unsafe and unsecured?
Could your baby monitor be unsafe and unsecured?
The SafetyDetectives cybersecurity team has discovered a vulnerability affecting baby monitors, provoked by their misapplication/misconfiguration, which provides potentially harmful parties with unauthorized access to each camera’...
Multimillion-dollar Pakistani delivery company leaks 400+ million files
Multimillion-dollar Pakistani delivery company leaks 400+ million files
A prominent vehicle-for-hire and parcel delivery company based in Pakistan has suffered a significant data breach which affected its extensive user database. The SafetyDetectives cybersecurity team, led by head researcher Anurag S...
Chinese start-up leaked 400GB of scraped data exposing 200+ million Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn users
Chinese start-up leaked 400GB of scraped data exposing 200+ million Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn users
High-flying and rapidly growing Chinese social media management company Socialarks has suffered a huge data leak leading to the exposure of over 400GB of personal data including several high-profile celebrities and social media in...
Major German shopping site leaks customer data
Major German shopping site leaks customer data
A publicly-listed multinational retailer with millions of dollars in annual revenues was discovered to be operating a completely unsecured server, thereby publicly exposing private data belonging to around 700,000 of its customers...
Cybersecurity vulnerability at major cosmetics brand leads to 7 gigabytes+ data leak
Cybersecurity vulnerability at major cosmetics brand leads to 7 gigabytes+ data leak
One of the world’s well-known cosmetic brands has been informed that a significant data breach was discovered on its web server, which was found to be publicly exposed, without password protection or encryption. Our security team,...
US casting site leaks personal data belonging to 260,000+ actors
US casting site leaks personal data belonging to 260,000+ actors
Prominent US online casting agency MyCastingFile.com has leaked a significant volume of private data belonging to more than 260,000 users. The company behind the site claims to have recruited talent for productions such as NCIS: N...
Australian sports fan portal leaks 132GB of private data
Australian sports fan portal leaks 132GB of private data
An active Australian sports fan site with over 100,000 members has leaked a large volume of private data. Our security team discovered multiple instances of personal private information made available to the public within the comp...
Facebook Scraped Data Issue Surfaces in Vietnam
Facebook Scraped Data Issue Surfaces in Vietnam
The security research team, led by Anurag Sen, at Safety Detectives has uncovered a significant leak of Facebook data. As much as 3 gigabytes of scraped Facebook user data was found on an Elastic server, which raises additional co...