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

Social Analytics Platform’s Leak Reveals Data Scraping
Social Analytics Platform’s Leak Reveals Data Scraping
Intro The Safety Detectives cybersecurity team, led by head researcher Anurag Sen, discovered an unsecured ElasticSearch server belonging to the social media analytics site IGBlade.com. The server contained scraped data on million...
SafetyDetectives Cybersecurity Team by SafetyDetectives Cybersecurity Team Published on October 21, 2021
Brazilian Integrator Platform Leaked Over 1.75 Billion Sensitive Files
Brazilian Integrator Platform Leaked Over 1.75 Billion Sensitive Files
Intro The Safety Detectives cybersecurity team, led by Anurag Sen, uncovered a critical data leak affecting the Brazilian Marketplace Integrator platform Hariexpress.com.br. According to the company’s website, Hariexpress integrat...
SafetyDetectives Cybersecurity Team by SafetyDetectives Cybersecurity Team Published on October 12, 2021
Dutch Fishing Outlet Exposes Hundreds of Thousands of Customers
Dutch Fishing Outlet Exposes Hundreds of Thousands of Customers
The SafetyDetectives cybersecurity team found an unsecured Microsoft Azure Blob Storage server belonging to retail outlet Raven Hengelsport (otherwise known as Raven Fishing B.V.), with PII for hundreds of thousands of customers l...
SafetyDetectives Cybersecurity Team by SafetyDetectives Cybersecurity Team Published on July 27, 2021
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,...