Newyork based Cosmetic Company Tarte’s leaked online around 3 million US and international customers data who shopped via their online store between 2008-2017 due to bad security setup measures in their mongo DB Server.

Sever Administrators of Tarte made up a security setting in public instead of keeping it Private leads to any one can access their all customers Private Data.

Tarte Data Leak followed by Major breaches Accenture, Equifax, Deloitte, ForresterDisqus, Yahoo R6DB DatabasePizza Hut, Hyatt ,Verizon and the incidents were reported within the little span of time.

There are 2 Misconfigured MongoDB databases that contain 3.8 and 4.9 GB in size of data each  DB’s and both are left open to access anyone in Public access that has been indexed by shodan.

 Apart from this, the data was accessed by ransomware group “CRU3LTY” who left their standard ransom note inside the database demanding 0.2 bitcoins for recovering the database once the data has been deleted or encrypted.
According to kromtech Security Reserachers  ,Cyber criminals in the past have used leaked information to reach out to customers with phishing emails and see who replies. In this instance they would already have the last 4 digits of the credit card on file and with 2 million customers they would have all of the personal information needed to trick them into believing they are confirming their credit card with a company they trust

Leaked data contains following information of  around Tarte’s 2 (exact number of records is 1,891,928) Million Customer

  • Customer name
  • Customer address
  • Customer address
  • Customer email
  • Purchase history
  • Last 4 digits of credit card

 It confirms that, Hackers have already accessed the customer data it is possible that criminals could even cross-reference this data against other breaches and get the customer’s full card number or more information.

On Friday 18 and 19th we have been trying to get in touch with Tarte and sent several security alerts. On Friday 20th all Tarte related databases have been secured, however, with no word from the company kromtech Security Said.

BALAJI is a Former Security Researcher (Threat Research Labs) at Comodo Cybersecurity. Editor-in-Chief & Co-Founder - Cyber Security News & GBHackers On Security.


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