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Swachh City Platform Suffers Data Breach Leaking 16 Million User Records

Swachh City Platform Suffers Data Breach Leaking 16 Million User Records

Sep 29, 2022
A threat actor by the name of LeakBase has shared a database containing personal information allegedly affecting 16 million users of Swachh City, an Indian complaint redressal platform. Leaked details include usernames, email addresses, password hashes, mobile numbers, one-time passwords, last logged-in times, and IP addresses, among others, according to a report shared by security firm CloudSEK with The Hacker News. The  website  is currently inaccessible. The Swachhata Platform is part of the Indian government's  Swachh Bharat Mission  (translated as Clean India Mission) nationwide initiative to "achieve universal sanitation coverage." According to  Cyble , the database comprises 101,718 unique email addresses and 15,835,111 unique mobile numbers, putting users at risk of phishing, smishing, social engineering, and identity theft. The cybersecurity firm said that the breach possibly leveraged compromised credentials belonging to administrator and non-administ
Researchers Discover Nearly 3,200 Mobile Apps Leaking Twitter API Keys

Researchers Discover Nearly 3,200 Mobile Apps Leaking Twitter API Keys

Aug 01, 2022
Researchers have uncovered a list of 3,207 mobile apps that are exposing Twitter API keys in the clear, some of which can be utilized to gain unauthorized access to Twitter accounts associated with them. The takeover is made possible, thanks to a leak of legitimate Consumer Key and Consumer Secret information, respectively, Singapore-based cybersecurity firm CloudSEK said in a report exclusively shared with The Hacker News. "Out of 3,207, 230 apps are leaking all four authentication credentials and can be used to fully take over their Twitter Accounts and can perform any critical/sensitive actions," the researchers said.  This can range from reading direct messages to carrying out arbitrary actions such as retweeting, liking and deleting tweets, following any account, removing followers, accessing account settings, and even changing the account profile picture. Access to the Twitter API  requires  generating secret keys and access tokens, which act as the usernames and
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