Personal information on customers of French retail
consultancy Aliznet were exposed through an unprotected Elasticsearch server.
“The most sensitive leaked data involves [2.5 million
Canadian] customers of Aliznet’s client Yves Rocher, an international
cosmetics and beauty brand,” according to a blog post by
vpnMentor, whose research team led by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar discovered the breach.
The information exposed included “customers’ full personally
identifiable information (PII) were exposed, along with detailed records of their orders.”
researchers said the records “revealed something
potentially sensitive called an FID number for each customer” that
might be tied to shipping or taxes as well as unique customer IDs assigned to individuals.
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