Data Breach Summary
A recent security breach has rocked Hostinger.ru, the Russian version of Hostinger, a renowned global web hosting service provider. On December 2023, our team at InsecureWeb detected a significant security leak, where a database containing sensitive information from Hostinger.ru was compromised. The breach, named “Hostinge 12-2023,” was attributed to the hacker @NinjaDefender, and it resulted in the theft of approximately 904 bytes of data, specifically emails.
Where and How?
The breach was identified in chat apps, particularly on the popular messaging platform, Telegram.org. This alarming discovery sheds light on the vulnerability of these communication channels and the potential risks associated with storing sensitive information within them. The stolen information, in this case, involved a significant number of email addresses, which could potentially lead to phishing attempts, spamming, or even identity theft.
A Screenshot of the data can be found below:
Company Data Breach History
Hostinger.ru has had no known history of security violations or breaches prior to this incident. However, it is crucial to note that the increasing sophistication and determination of hackers pose an ongoing threat to the security of all online platforms. Companies must remain vigilant and continuously adopt robust security measures to safeguard their users’ 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.