More than a million private messages Kamernet accessible by datalek

More than a million private messages Kamernet accessible by datalek

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Private messages of users of the kamerverhuursite Kamernet are any time accessible to the public, through a leak in the systems of the site.

That discovered beveiligingsonderzoeker Nelson Mountain, which is the leak on 26 January, the website reported. “Kamernet is the informant of the risk grateful, and has the leak an hour after the announcement can plug the gaps”, the company said in a statement.

Kamernet checked at the request of private messages not or the relevant user access. It was therefore with a special script in a day and a half the 1,32 million messages on the website to download and view.

The site states that the datalek is not abused. From research it would appear that only store the messages it has seen, before he made his discovery, announced at the site.


The researcher preserved the secured private messages on a special disk, which has now been deleted. However, the researcher a number of screenshots as proof of the datalek, which is on an encrypted drive be saved.

Kamernet says that the datalek is reported to the Authority Personal data, such as since last year is required by law. For now, the leak is not directly on the affected users reported.

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