Data Breach Summary
Metroclub.org, a social and cultural club in Mexico City offering activities and events to its members, has experienced a significant security breach. On September 19, 2023, our vigilant team at InsecureWeb detected the breach, uncovering a breach named “Metroclub 15-08-2023” committed by the perpetrator Cyb.
Where and How?
Our investigation found that a database containing sensitive member information from Metroclub.org was discovered on the dark web in August 2023. The breached database included user names, full names, email addresses, member numbers, user types, account statuses, creation dates, and account enablement status. The breach occurred when Cyb, the perpetrator, published the data on the dark web forum “omniforums”.
This breach raises concerns about the potential misuse of personal information, as member details could be exploited for identity theft, fraudulent activities, or unauthorized access to Metroclub.org’s resources. Metroclub.org must respond promptly by assessing the extent of the breach, notifying affected members, and implementing stricter security measures to safeguard member data.
A Screenshot of the data can be found below:
Company Data Breach History
To date, there is no known history of security breaches for Metroclub.org. However, this breach serves as a wake-up call for the club to reinforce its cybersecurity measures and implement robust security protocols to protect member information effectively.
Members of Metroclub.org are strongly advised to monitor their accounts closely for any suspicious activity, change their passwords immediately, and remain cautious of potential phishing attempts or identity theft through impersonation. It is crucial to regularly update passwords, enable two-factor authentication, and promptly report any unusual account activity to Metroclub.org.
In an era of evolving cyber threats, organizations must prioritize the secure management of member data, employ robust security practices, and foster a culture of cybersecurity awareness among their members.
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.