What’s Going on?

Fut Fantastico is an online platform for football fans offering a virtual ‘dream team’ management experience. The site is owned by a highly-popular Latin American mass media company, Televisa. The misconfigured bucket also contained 2 CSV files which exposed personally identifiable information of a large group of users, such as:

Whose Data was Exposed and What are the Consequences?

The misconfigured bucket could allow scammers and criminals unrestricted access to various personal information. From the exposed data, an unauthorized person can find out, among other details, a user’s name and location. This breach of privacy could pose big threats to everyone involved. These threats include (but are in no way limited to):

What Can I Do to Protect My Data?

Any company that handles private vulnerable data should make protecting the databases their top priority. Unfortunately, data leaks and breaches are becoming a much more common scenario these days. Even if your Fut Fantastico account is now inactive, watch out for unusual and suspicious emails. Double-check each email address before responding and, if in doubt, confirm with the company itself that an email is genuine. Should you come across a message you believe to be malicious, report it straight away. If you have an active Fut Fantastico account, be aware of what personal details you input. As a general rule, always think carefully about which information you’re willing to share regardless of how safe you think the website is. Once your data is saved on the internet, there’s always a possibility it’ll be exposed in a data breach. Additionally, we highly recommend downloading a VPN and a reliable antivirus software for stronger device security. Both programs will protect your device from accidentally downloading malware, phishing attacks, and many other cybercrimes. Moreover, a VPN provides you with a completely different IP address. This would have successfully hide your virtual location exposed in the Fut Fantastico data leak.

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