Data Breach Summary
The online forum forums.cigarweekly.com, which is dedicated to discussions about cigars and related topics, has recently suffered from a data breach. The breach was discovered by our company, InsecureWeb, during a routine scan of the dark web on May, 2023. The breach occurred on November 27, 2022, and was posted on the website Nulled by a user named pazzoD on April 14, 2023.
Amount of Information Stolen:
The data breach resulted in the leak of only the user table, which contained approximately 1.69 MB of data.
The user table that was leaked contained sensitive information, including usernames, email addresses, and hashed passwords. While hashed passwords are generally considered to be secure, they can be cracked by determined hackers, especially if the passwords are weak or commonly used.
Where and How?
The breach was discovered on a dark web forum called Nulled.to. The website is known for being used by hackers and cybercriminals to share stolen data, malware, and other illicit activities. The user who posted the forums.cigarweekly.com dump, pazzoD, is believed to be a member of a hacking group that specializes in data breaches.
A Screenshot of the data can be found below:
Company Data Breach History
This is the first known data breach that forums.cigarweekly.com has suffered. However, it serves as a reminder to all online forums and communities that they must take their users’ data security seriously and implement strong security measures to protect sensitive information. This site 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.
The data breach at forums.cigarweekly.com is a reminder that no website is immune to cyberattacks, and all companies must take proactive measures to protect their users’ data. We urge all online forums and communities to review their security protocols and take necessary steps to ensure their users’ data is safe and secure.
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.