Category: Data Breach News

Data Breach Summary

In February 14, 2023. InsecureWeb discovered a data breach affecting the Hyundai Powertech, a leading automotive parts manufacturer of Hyundai Motor Group. The breach was posted by Omnipotent on the dark web forum HydraMarket. The stolen data included financial documents, correspondence with bank employees, account movements, balance sheets, tax documents, compensation information, and source code.

Where and How?

The breach was discovered on the dark web forum, HydraMarket. It is suspected that the hackers gained access through a ransomware attack. Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts a victim’s files and demands payment in exchange for the decryption key.

A Screenshot of the data can be found below:


Company Data Breach History

This is the first known data breach at Hyundai Powertech. 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.

Recommendations for Personal Data Protection

To protect personal information and accounts, it is recommended that users take proactive steps. Firstly, it is important to change passwords regularly and use strong, unique passwords for each account. Secondly, two-factor authentication should be enabled whenever possible to add an extra layer of security. Finally, users should monitor their accounts for any suspicious activity and report it immediately to the service provider.

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.