Know Your Breach: VEVOR
Dec 9, 2022 10:29:54 AM
The Target: Vevor, a California-based online retailer.
The Take: 1.1 billion records across two databases of Personally Identifiable Information including: first and last name, partial credit card numbers, transaction IDs, order and refund information, home addresses, and email addresses. Internal Vevor account admin names and plaintext passwords were also exposed, as well as IP addresse, ports, and pathways.
The Vector: A misconfigured data server was left open and unsecured, meaning anyone with an internet connection could have viewed and downloaded the data.
This breach is critical reminder that authentication controls are an important piece in an overall robust cybersecurity posture and furthermore, that when admin credentials are exposed, dangerous pivot attacks may follow as attackers use these to move into a firm’s other platforms. Multi-factor authentication and password length and complexity rules are effective strategies to mitigate these kinds of breaches to protect a firm’s data.