Articles by Jim Wilson

Jim Wilson

Jim has a vast knowledge of computer networks. He is an ethical hacker and Hacktivist and an Open Source developer advocate.

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’...
Jim Wilson by Jim Wilson February 16, 2021
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...
Jim Wilson by Jim Wilson January 28, 2021
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...
Jim Wilson by Jim Wilson January 11, 2021
Vietnamese medical company suffers devastating data leak
Vietnamese medical company suffers devastating data leak
Vietnamese medical company suffers devastating data leak Led by Anurag Sen, the Safety Detectives cybersecurity team discovered an unsecured ElasticSearch server belonging to the Vietnamese company Innovative Solution for Healthca...
Jim Wilson by Jim Wilson December 23, 2020
Up to 2 million people affected by data breach at Indian e-learning platform
Up to 2 million people affected by data breach at Indian e-learning platform
A prominent Indian e-learning platform was discovered to be operating a completely unsecure Elasticsearch server based in the US. The vulnerability meant that more than 25 gigabytes of personal information belonging to around 2 mi...
Jim Wilson by Jim Wilson September 30, 2020
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...
Jim Wilson by Jim Wilson September 15, 2020
Primary Indian ticket vendor suffers  crippling data breach
Primary Indian ticket vendor suffers crippling data breach
One of India’s most popular travel booking hubs was left exposed without adequate security measures, and subsequently, suffered a significant data breach that exposed all production server information and led to the loss of over 4...
Jim Wilson by Jim Wilson August 24, 2020
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,...
Jim Wilson by Jim Wilson July 28, 2020
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...
Jim Wilson by Jim Wilson July 16, 2020
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...
Jim Wilson by Jim Wilson May 29, 2020