Meetup Vulnerabilities: Escalation of Privilege and Redirection of Funds

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Meetup Vulnerabilities Help Hackers to Takeover ‘Groups’ on the Platform
August 5, 2020 | By David Paul

Malicious agents could take control of the group function and redirect Meetup financial transactions to PayPal accounts. Read More >

Serious Vulnerabilities Identified in Meetup’s Platform
August 3, 2020 | By Raphael Kahan

The breaches allowed attackers to "take over" organizations using the service and conduct online and physical meetings while stealing payments made through the PayPal website. Read More >

Privilege Escalation on Meetup.com Enabled Redirection of Payments
August 3, 2020 | By Staff

The Israeli cybersecurity company recently audited the security of the high-profile website and discovered vulnerabilities that could put users at risk. Read More >

Hackers Could Have Stolen PayPal Funds From Meetup Users
August 3, 2020 | By Ionut Ilascu

Checkmarx researchers analyzing the Meetup platform for organizing free and paid group events discovered high-severity vulnerabilities that allowed attackers to become co-organizers or steal funds. Read More >

Meetup Fixes Security Flaws, Could Have Allowed Hackers to Overtake Groups
August 3, 2020 | By Danny Palmer

Researchers at Checkmarx detail "Holy Grail" of two vulnerabilities, now patched. Read More >

Meetup Critical Flaws Allow ‘Group’ Takeover, Payment Theft
August 3, 2020 | By Lindsey O’Donnell

Checkmarx researchers disclosed critical flaws in the popular Meetup service at Black Hat USA 2020 this week, which could allow takeover of Meetup “Groups.” Read More >

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May
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Apr
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Mar
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Mar
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