Category: Data Breach News

Summary of Data Breach:

On March 6, 2023, InsecureWeb discovered a data breach affecting the bankofamerica.com site, a major bank and financial services company, resulting in the theft of 146 MB of user data. The breach was discovered on the dark web forum hydramarket.co and was posted by Pavlov.

Where and How Did the Breach Occur?

The breach occurred on bankofamerica.com, a website that allows users to access their bank accounts and financial services. It is unclear how the breach occurred, but it is believed that the attacker gained access to the user data through a vulnerability in the website’s security. A Screenshot of the data can be found below:

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History of Data Breaches for Bank of America:

This is not the first time that Bank of America has experienced a data breach. In 2019, the company suffered a similar breach that resulted in the theft of customer data. The company has since implemented additional security measures to prevent future breaches, but this latest breach shows that there is still work to be done. Bank of America is working with cybersecurity experts to further investigate the incident and is taking steps to strengthen its security measures in order to prevent similar breaches from occurring in the future.

How to Protect Yourself:

If you have an account with Bank of America, it is important to take immediate action to protect your personal information and account. Here are some practical steps you can take:

  1. Change your password: If you haven’t already, change your password immediately. Use a strong, unique password that is difficult to guess.
  2. Enable two-factor authentication: Two-factor authentication adds an extra layer of security to your account by requiring a second form of authentication, such as a code sent to your phone.
  3. Monitor your account for suspicious activity: Keep an eye on your account for any unauthorized transactions or changes to your personal information. If you notice anything suspicious, contact Bank of America immediately.

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. InsecureWeb notifies users and enterprises when their data has been found online and helps them mitigate the impact.