Researchers are claiming to have found an open Elasticsearch database containing 5 million records related 10 1.5 million Freedom Mobile customers — figures disputed by the telecommunications company.
and Ran Locar from vpnMentor said
they came across the database on April 17 and attempted to contact Freedom
Mobile on April 18 and 23 with no response. The company did reply on April 24
and shut down access the same day.
The exposed files contained email address, home and mobile phone numbers, home addresses, dates of birth, customer types, IP addresses connected to payment methods, and encrypted credit card and CVV numbers.
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