Data Breach Summary
A security breach was detected on backpackers.com, a popular travel website, on December 2023. The breach involved a hacker known as @NinjaDefender, who managed to gain unauthorized access to the site’s database. The breach was discovered by our team at InsecureWeb on December 15, 2023, through our scanning of the dark web for leaked security holes. The stolen data included sensitive information and compromised emails, totaling 82 bytes. The breach was found in the chat apps used by backpackers.com, specifically on telegram.org.
Where and How?
The security breach on backpackers.com occurred when @NinjaDefender infiltrated the website’s chat apps, which were hosted on telegram.org. This allowed the hacker to gain access to the site’s database, where a significant amount of sensitive information was stored. The compromised data included emails, posing a potential risk to the privacy and security of backpackers.com users. Our team at InsecureWeb detected this breach using our advanced scanning techniques, which actively search the dark web for leaked security vulnerabilities.
A Screenshot of the data can be found below:
Company Data Breach History
Backpackers.com has no known history of previous security breaches or violations. This recent incident marks the first significant breach that has been detected and reported. It serves as a wake-up call for the company to enhance its cybersecurity measures and implement more robust protection protocols to prevent future breaches.
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.