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VIPGames.com, a free platform with a total of 56 available classic board and card games like Hearts, Crazy Eights, Euchre, Dominoes, Backgammon and others, has exposed the personal data of tens of thousands of users. In all, more than 23 million records for more than 66,000 users were left exposed thanks to a cloud misconfiguration, according to a new report from WizCase. Aside from its desktop users, VIPGames has mobile players too, including via an app that’s been downloaded from the Google Play store more than 100,000 times alone. The site joins a growing list of companies caught without properly configurated clouds which can lead to disastrous results for customers. The WizCase research team, led by Ata Hackl, regularly scans the internet for open servers and found the sensitive personal information exposed and available to any cybercriminal who happened to stumble across it. Online gaming represents a particularly desirable set of personal details for cybercriminals, the report explained. Leaky Gamer Clouds Particularly Dangerous “Online gaming brings together user personal information, transaction details and gaming habits. This fusion of confidential information creates a lucrative environment for cybercriminals to exploit,” the WizCase report explained. “Gaming platforms routinely experience multiple attacks from hackers, sabotage from competing platforms, intra-platform attacks by players targeting the Internet connections of rival users, and more.” In this case,…

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