In the age of the Internet, leaks of personal information are common. In fact, a new one was recently discovered and it was in Razer’s database, resulting in the leakage of personal information from more than 100,000 players.
In August, Volodymyr Diachenko, a security researcher, discovered a misconfiguration on a cluster of Elasticseartch, a search service owned by Razer. This problem culminated in the leakage of personal information of several consumers of the brand.
This cluster presented important information about consumers, such as purchased items; email; physical address and telephone number. Although no payment data was leaked, in the wrong hands the leaked information can cause those affected to fall victim to a phishing scam.
It is worth mentioning that Diachenko, reported the problem with Razer, but initially they only bounced it between customer service representatives. Fortunately, the situation reached the ears of someone who could act and Razer has already fixed the situation.
“Mr. Volodymyr notified us of a misconfiguration on a server that potentially exposed order details, as well as shipping and customer information. No other sensitive information like credit cards or passwords was leaked, ”Razer explained. “The misconfiguration was fixed on September 9, before the bug was made public.”
RAZER APOLOGIZED FOR ITS SECURITY MISTAKE
Finally, Razer offered an apology to all those affected. He also assured that they are working to review their security and prevent something similar from happening again.
“We would like to thank and sincerely apologize for the problem and announce that we have taken all necessary steps to fix the problem, as well as conduct a review of our entire security and systems. We remain committed to ensuring the digital safety and security of all consumers, ”the company said.