Data Breach Summary
A significant security breach unfolded within AdGuard VPN’s infrastructure, detected on 01-09-2023 during InsecureWeb’s routine scans. The breach, orchestrated by the hacker known as Ninja Defender, resulted in the illicit access and theft of 162Bytes of sensitive data, predominantly composed of compromised emails. The breach poses a critical threat to the security of users’ private information and the integrity of AdGuard VPN’s services.
Where and How?
The breach was found within chat applications, specifically the Telegram.org platform, where vulnerable data was accessed. Although the volume of compromised data was relatively small, the significance of the breach lies in the stolen email data, which can be exploited for malicious purposes. As a VPN and ad blocking service provider, AdGuard VPN must now face the imperative of strengthening its security measures, improving encryption protocols, and implementing stricter access controls to prevent further intrusions.
A Screenshot of the data can be found below:
Company Data Breach History
Prior to this breach, AdGuard VPN maintained an untarnished record without any reported security breaches. This recent event underscores the ever-present threat posed by cybercriminals, highlighting the importance of constant vigilance and fortified security protocols, even for companies with an unblemished history. The breach serves as a pivotal reminder that proactive security measures and rapid responses to such threats are essential in maintaining the trust and security of user data.
Recommendations for Personal Data Protection
How Users Can Protect Their Information
To protect their personal information and accounts from being compromised, users should take the following steps:
– Change their passwords frequently, with a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols.
– Enable two-factor authentication whenever possible.
– Use unique passwords for each account, to prevent hackers from accessing multiple accounts with the same password.
– Be cautious of suspicious emails or messages, as they may contain phishing links that can compromise their accounts.
– Regularly monitor their accounts for any suspicious activity.
What is InsecureWeb?
InsecureWeb is a Dark Web monitoring service that keeps track of recent data breaches and tracks their impact by monitoring the darkest places of the internet.
Our commitment lies in providing top-notch cybersecurity services to our clients. Through continuous monitoring of the dark web and advanced threat detection methodologies, we strive to identify potential breaches promptly, enabling swift response and mitigation efforts. With our state-of-the-art tools and expertise, we prioritize the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of our clients’ data.