Data Breach Summary
In April 2023, we at InsecureWeb detected a data breach on Crackingforum.com, a website that offers information and tools for hackers and cybercriminals. The breach was posted on the Telegram channel #@leakdatabreaches by an anonymous user known as “@”. The compromised information totaled 3.38MB and included sensitive data belonging to the website’s clients.
Where and How?
The breach was detected by InsecureWeb, a company dedicated to scanning the dark web in search of security breaches of clients’ companies. InsecureWeb found the information on the Telegram channel #@leakdatabreaches, which is known for posting data breaches and leaks. The exact origin of the data breach is unknown, but it is suspected that it was due to a vulnerability in the website’s security system.
A Screenshot of the data can be found below:
Company Data Breach History
Crackingforum.com has had a history of security breaches and data leaks. In 2018, the website was hacked, and the personal information of its users was exposed. The data breach caused a stir in the cybercriminal community, as many users were exposed and had their identities compromised. The website’s administrators took measures to improve security, but it seems that they were not enough to prevent further breaches.
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. InsecureWeb notifies users and enterprises when their data has been found online and helps them mitigate the impact.