Data Breach Summary
On March 3, 2023, InsecureWeb discovered a data breach affecting the website chat-gpt.org, resulting in the leak of its source code. The stolen data, totaling 32.45 KB, was posted on the dark web marketplace Hydra Market by a user named Pavlov. This breach is a serious threat to the cybersecurity of the ChatGPT platform, which utilizes this source code to power its language model.
Where and How?
The breach was discovered on a dark web forum and was posted on Hydra Market, a popular dark web marketplace. The stolen data was obtained through a vulnerability in the chat-gpt.org website, which allowed the attacker to gain access to the source code. A Screenshot of the data can be found below:
History of Data Breaches at ChatGPT:
This data breach is the first major cybersecurity incident to affect ChatGPT. However, it underscores the importance of cybersecurity for language model platforms like ChatGPT, which rely heavily on their source code to function. ChatGPT 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.
Recommendation for Users:
To protect your personal information and accounts, it is important to take proactive steps. Here are some practical recommendations:
- Change your passwords regularly and use strong and unique passwords for each account.
- Enable two-factor authentication wherever possible to add an extra layer of security.
- Monitor your accounts for any suspicious activity and report any unauthorized access immediately.
- Stay informed about the latest cybersecurity threats and best practices for protecting your personal information and accounts.
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.