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Fake Volume Investigations: Summary

Recently, the CER team presented the results of the investigations into manipulation of trading volumes using wash trade. Based on scientific approaches and statistical analysis of the data, we conducted two separate pieces of research: Transaction Volume Analysis and Time Series Analysis to indicate the fraudulent activity of the 7 popular crypto exchanges. The summary of both researche...

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More than just a Data Breach: a Democratic Fundraising Firm Exposure

On October 17, a member of Hacken cyber risk security team found an unprotected instance in Buffalo TeraStation NAS. NAS (Network Attached Storage) — a portable data storage server that provides access to the client base. These devices are quite popular and are easily manageable via HTTP / HTTPS web interface. Buffalo TeraStation NASs are password-protected by default and are ‘the most s...

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FitMetrix exposed millions of customers'​ records in a passwordless database

On October 5th, a member of Hacken security team has been browsing through Shodan looking for exposed Elasticsearch instances which recently could become targets in another spread of ransomware campaigns. Some Terminology For those of you who just started following our reports and is unfamiliar with basic terminology, we would explain Shodan as a 'Google-like' public search engine which ...

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A Garmin-owned navigation company inadvertently exposed customer information

Navionics, an Italian electronic marine navigation charts company that was recently acquired by Garmin, inadvertently exposed a 19GB product and customer database as a result of MongoDB misconfiguration incident. The Issue The database was indexed by the Shodan search engine on Sept 9th and we discovered it the next day on Sept 10. The dataset contained the records of 261,259 unique cust...

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