Category: Data Breach News

Data Breach Summary

A recent security breach at cox.com has exposed sensitive information from the domain associated with Cox Communications, a leading telecommunications service provider. The breach, which occurred on an unspecified date in December 2023, was detected by our advanced scanning system, InsecureWeb, on the 15th of December 2023. The hacker responsible for the breach, known as @NinjaDefender, leaked a database containing approximately 9.54KB of data from cox.com.

Where and How?

The security breach was discovered by InsecureWeb, scanning the dark web for leaked security holes. The compromised data, amounting to 9.54KB, contained sensitive information from cox.com. The breach occurred within the chat apps, particularly on the popular messaging platform, Telegram.org. The leaked information primarily consisted of email addresses associated with the victims.

A Screenshot of the data can be found below:

Company Data Breach History

Cox Communications, the parent company of cox.com, has had no known history of security breaches or violations prior to this incident. The breach detected by InsecureWeb marks the first significant security incident for the company. Cox Communications has built a strong reputation for providing reliable telecommunications services, and they are now actively addressing the breach to ensure the safety and security of their customers’ data.

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.