Category: Data Breach News

Data Breach Summary

In December 2023, InsecureWeb detected a security breach on hotmail.ro. The breach, attributed to @NinjaDefender, compromised a database containing sensitive information, primarily emails, totaling 65 bytes. It was discovered within chat apps, specifically on telegram.org.

Where and How?

The breach occurred within the infrastructure of hotmail.ro, a Romanian email service provider. @NinjaDefender exploited vulnerabilities within the system, gaining unauthorized access to the database. The compromised data, totaling 65 bytes, mainly included user emails. InsecureWeb identified the breach within chat applications, particularly on telegram.org, where the stolen data was potentially being traded or circulated.

A Screenshot of the data can be found below:

Company Data Breach History

Hotmail.ro has no known history of security violations prior to this incident.

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.