Yet another case of data leakage has come to light (these are getting dangerously high in number). ZDNet reports that personal data belonging to over 31 million customers of a popular virtual keyboard app was leaked Online, after the app’s developer allegedly failed to secure the database’s server.
According to the report, the server is owned by Eitan Fitusi, co-founder of AI.type, a customizable & personalizable on-screen keyboard, which has over 40 million users across the world. The discovery was found by security researchers at the Kromtech Security Center, which posted details of the exposure alongside ZDNet.
According to Bob Diachenko, Chief Communication Officer of the Kromtech Security Center, the latter had discovered a massive amount of customer files leaked Online & publically available.
Researchers were able to access the data and details of 31,293,959 users. The misconfigured MongoDB database appears to belong to Ai.Type a Tel Aviv-based startup that designs and develops a personalized keyboard for mobile phones and tablets for both Android and iOS devices.