KidsGuard stalkerware leaks data on secretly surveilled victims

KidsGuard stalkerware leaks data on secretly surveilled victims

by Lisa Vaas “KidsGuard?” What an inappropriate name. It should be called KidsStalk-N-Dox, given that the makers of this consumer-grade stalkerware left a server open and unprotected, regurgitating the private data it slurped up from thousands of...
Data of 10.6m MGM hotel guests posted for sale on Dark Web forum

Data of 10.6m MGM hotel guests posted for sale on Dark Web forum

by Lisa Vaas The personal data of 10,683,188 MGM hotel guests that leaked sometime in or before 2017 was posted for sale on the Dark Web this week, ZDNet reports. It doesn’t matter that the data isn’t freshly baked: it’s still edible. ZDNet called...
Private photos leaked by PhotoSquared’s unsecured cloud storage

Private photos leaked by PhotoSquared’s unsecured cloud storage

by Lisa Vaas Recognize anybody you know? (Anonymized) photos leaked from PhotoSquared’s unsecured S3 bucket IMAGE: vpnMentor No, likely not. No thanks to the leaky photo app they dribbled out of for that, though. After coming across thousands of photos seeping...
Sensitive plastic surgery images exposed online

Sensitive plastic surgery images exposed online

by Danny Bradbury Researchers at VPN advisory company vpnMentor have found yet another online data exposure caused by a misconfigured cloud database. This time, the culprit was the French plastic surgery technology company NextMotion. Established in 2015, NextMotion...
Senator calls for dedicated US data protection agency

Senator calls for dedicated US data protection agency

by Danny Bradbury The US needs a data protection agency of its own, and Kirsten Gillibrand wants to be the one that makes it happen. Gillibrand, the US senator for New York, released the call to action last week. She announced draft legislation known as the Data...
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