loader gif

Millions of Golfers Land in Privacy Hazard After Cloud Misconfig

Millions of Golfers Land in Privacy Hazard After Cloud Misconfig (Breaches and Incidents)

A database with millions of data points on games played plus sensitive information was left right in the middle of the internet fairway for all to see. Finding cloud databases with sensitive information left open to the internet has become par for the course these days – as a new exposure of millions of sensitive data points for the users of a golf app demonstrates. Millions of golfer records from the Game Golf app, including GPS details from courses played, usernames and passwords, and even Facebook login data, were all exposed for anyone with an internet browser to see — a veritable hole-in-one for a cyberattacker looking to build profiles for potential victims, to be used in follow-on social-engineering attacks. Further inspection showed that it belongs to Game Golf, which is a family of apps developed by San Francisco-based Game Your Game Inc. Game Golf comes as a free app, as a paid pro version with coaching tools and also bundled with a wearable.

loader gif