Category: Data Breach News

Data Breach Summary

Carsguide.com.au, a prominent Australian website providing information on new and used cars, reviews, comparisons, and car buying tools, recently fell victim to a significant security breach. On November 17, 2023, our team at InsecureWeb detected the breach in a dark web forum, where a hacker known as markitto35 leaked sensitive information related to Carsguide.com.au. The breach involved the theft of a staggering 2.85GB of data, including emails of the victims.

Where and How?

The security breach was detected in a dark web forum, specifically on leakbase.io. This underground online platform serves as a hub for cybercriminals to trade stolen data, exchange hacking techniques, and discuss illicit activities. It is a notorious breeding ground for hackers seeking to exploit vulnerabilities and compromise valuable information.

As for the specifics of the stolen information, the breach exposed sensitive emails belonging to the victims. Emails can contain a wealth of personal and confidential data, making them prime targets for cybercriminals seeking to commit identity theft, phishing attacks, or other malicious activities.

A Screenshot of the data can be found below:

Company Data Breach History

Currently, there is no known history of security violations or breaches for Carsguide.com.au. This recent breach serves as a wake-up call for the organization to strengthen its security measures and protect the sensitive data of its users.

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.