Category: Data Breach News

Data Breach Summary

In a recent security breach, the Algerian directory website, Pagesjaunes-Dz.com, fell victim to a devastating cyber attack. On the 25th of August 2022, an anonymous hacker known as Chucky successfully infiltrated the website, gaining unauthorized access to sensitive information. The breach was detected on the 26th of August 2022 by our vigilant team at InsecureWeb, a leading cybersecurity company specializing in scanning the dark web for leaked security holes.

Where and How?

The breach occurred on a dark web forum, specifically on leakbase.io, which is notorious for hosting and trading stolen data. Chucky, the hacker responsible for the breach, managed to infiltrate Pagesjaunes-Dz.com and exfiltrate a staggering 7.26 gigabytes of data. Among the compromised information are numerous emails associated with the Algerian directory website.

The victim, Pagesjaunes-Dz.com, is a platform closely related to a yellow pages directory in Algeria. The “.dz” extension in the domain indicates its Algerian origin. This breach not only exposes the vulnerability of the website but also raises concerns about the security of user information and the potential misuse of these emails.

A Screenshot of the data can be found below:

Company Data Breach History

Pagesjaunes-Dz.com has no known history of security violations or previous data breaches. This incident marks a significant breach for the company, highlighting the importance of robust cybersecurity measures to safeguard user 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.