Experts found a Chinese smart home solutions vendor that has been leaking billions of logs from devices managed via its cloud platform.
Experts at vpnMentor discovered a massive data leak in Orvibo’s user database. The research team, led by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, has found an open database managed by Orvibo Smart Home vendor.
The analysis of the database revealed the presence of over 2 billion logs containing a broad range of data, such as usernames, email addresses, passwords, and in some cases the locations of the devices. Logs belong to devices used by people and organizations in China, Japan, Thailand, the US, the UK, Mexico, France, Australia, and Brazil.
“Our expert cybersecurity research team, led by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, discovered an open database linked to Orvibo Smart Home products.” reads the blog post published by vpnMentor. “The database includes over 2 billion logs that record everything from usernames, email addresses, and passwords, to precise locations.”
Experts noticed that the database is still unsecured, the amount of data included in the archive continues to increase day by day.
The company’s platform, called SmartMate, has around a million users, including private users and hotels that could use it to manage their devices (i.e. Home entertainment, smart meters, smart mirrors, smart cameras, and HVAC systems).
“It’s important to note that not every single data log included every type of personal information. However, even with over 2 billion records to search through, there was enough information to put together several threads and create a full picture of a user’s identity.” continues the post.
The exposed archive was discovered in the middle of June and reported by the researchers to Orvibo several times since June 16.
At the time there is no evidence that threat actors have accessed the huge trove of data.
“A breach of this size has massive implications. Each device in Orvibo’s product catalog can have a different negative effect on its users.” concludes the post. “This is on top of having an abundance of identifying information about users. Much of the data can be pieced together both to disrupt a person’s home while possibly leading to further hacks.”
Pierluigi Paganini is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group and Cyber G7 Group, he is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer.
Editor-in-Chief at "Cyber Defense Magazine", Pierluigi is a cyber security expert with over 20 years experience in the field, he is Certified Ethical Hacker at EC Council in London. The passion for writing and a strong belief that security is founded on sharing and awareness led Pierluigi to find the security blog "Security Affairs" recently named a Top National Security Resource for US.
Pierluigi is a member of the "The Hacker News" team and he is a writer for some major publications in the field such as Cyber War Zone, ICTTF, Infosec Island, Infosec Institute, The Hacker News Magazine and for many other Security magazines.
Author of the Books "The Deep Dark Web" and “Digital Virtual Currency and Bitcoin”.