MMO game Street Mobster leaking data of 1.9M users due to critical flawSecurity Affairs


Researchers found that MMO recreation Road Mobster is leaking information of 1.9 million customers because of SQL Injection important vulnerability.

Attackers may exploit the SQL Injection flaw to compromise the sport’s database and steal person information.

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The Investigation staff found a important vulnerability in Road Mobster, a browser-based massively multiplayer on-line recreation created by Bulgarian improvement firm BigMage Studios.

Road Mobster is a free to play, browser-based on-line recreation within the mafia empire style the place gamers handle a fictional legal enterprise. The sport boasts a 1.9+ million participant base and shops a person file database that may be accessed by menace actors by committing an SQL Injection (SQLi) assault on the sport’s web site

The data that may be compromised by exploiting the SQLi vulnerability in Road Mobster probably embrace the gamers’ usernames, e mail addresses, and passwords, in addition to different game-related information that’s saved on the database.

Luckily, after we reported the vulnerability to BigMage Studios, CERT Bulgaria, and the Bulgarian information safety authority, the problem has been mounted by the builders and the person database is not accessible to potential attackers.

What’s SQL Injection?

First discovered again in 1998, SQLi is deemed by the Open Internet utility safety Challenge (OWASP) because the primary internet software safety danger.

Despite the fact that this vulnerability is comparatively straightforward to repair, researchers discovered that 8% of internet sites and internet purposes are nonetheless susceptible to SQLi assaults in 2020. Which, from a safety perspective, is inexcusable. A lot so, in reality, that UK Web Service supplier TalkTalk was hit with a file £400,000 superb over succumbing to a cyberattack that concerned SQLi.

The vulnerability works by injecting an surprising payload (a bit of code) into the enter field on the Web site or in its URL tackle. As an alternative of studying the textual content as a part of the URL, the web site’s server reads the attacker’s payload as code after which proceeds to execute the attacker’s command or output information that might in any other case be inaccessible to unauthorized events. Attackers can exploit SQLi even additional by importing items of code and even malware to the susceptible server.

The truth that Road Mobster is inclined to SQLi assaults clearly reveals the disappointing and harmful neglect of fundamental safety practices on the a part of the builders at BigMage Studios.

How we discovered this vulnerability

Our safety staff recognized an SQL Injection vulnerability on the Road Mobster web site and had been in a position to affirm the vulnerability by performing a easy command injection check on the web site URL. The CyberNews staff didn’t extract any information from the susceptible Road Mobster database.

What’s the affect of the vulnerability?

The info within the susceptible Road Mobster database can be utilized in quite a lot of methods in opposition to the gamers whose info was uncovered:

  • By injecting malicious payloads on Road Mobster’s server, attackers can probably acquire entry to mentioned server, the place they will set up malware on the sport’s web site and trigger hurt to the guests – from utilizing the gamers’ gadgets to mine cryptocurrency to redirecting them to different malicious web sites putting in malware, and extra.
  • The 1.9 million person credentials saved on the database can internet the attackers person e mail addresses and passwords, which they will probably use for credential stuffing assaults to hack the gamers’ accounts on different gaming platforms like Steam or different on-line providers.
  • As a result of Road Mobster is a free-to-play recreation that includes microtransactions, dangerous actors may additionally make some huge cash from promoting hacked participant accounts on grey market web sites.

What to do if you happen to’ve been affected?

You probably have a Road Mobster account, make certain to change your password instantly and make it as advanced as doable. If you happen to’ve been utilizing your Road Mobster password on another web sites or providers, change that password as properly. This can stop potential attackers from accessing your accounts on these web sites in case they attempt to reuse your password for credential stuffing assaults.

Nevertheless, it’s in the end as much as BigMage Studios to fully safe your Road Mobster account in opposition to assaults like SQLi.

Disclosure and lack of communication from BigMage Studios

Following our Vulnerability Disclosure tips, we notified the BigMage Studios in regards to the leak on August 31, 2020. Nevertheless, we acquired no reply. Our follow-up emails had been left unanswered as properly.

We then reached out to CERT Bulgaria on September 11 with a view to assist safe the web site. CERT contacted the BigMage Studios and knowledgeable the corporate in regards to the misconfiguration.

All through the disclosure course of, BigMage Studios stayed radio silent and refused to get in contact with As a result of this cause, we additionally notified the Bulgarian information safety company in regards to the incident on October 9 within the hopes that the company would have the ability to stress the corporate into fixing the problem.

Finally, nonetheless, BigMage Studios seem to have mounted the SLQi vulnerability on, with out informing both or CERT Bulgaria about that reality.

Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – hacking, Road Mobster)



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