Data Breach Summary
InsecureWeb, a company dedicated to scanning the dark web for security breaches, has discovered a data breach at protemps.com.sg. The Singapore-based employment agency offers recruitment and staffing services. The breach was detected on February 9, 2023, and compromised information included names, email addresses, addresses, phone numbers, passport numbers, and MD5 hashed passwords.
Where and How?
The breach was posted by @ on the Telegram channel #@Leaked_Breached_Hacked_Database and was found in telegram.org. The amount of information stolen in the breach was 18.4 MB, and the compromised data included personal information of job seekers.
A Screenshot of the data can be found below:
Company Data Breach History
This is not the first time that protemps.com.sg has suffered a data breach. In 2021, the company experienced a breach that exposed the personal information of more than 1,000 job seekers. The breach was caused by a vulnerability in the company’s website, which hackers exploited to obtain sensitive information.
The security breach at protemps.com.sg highlights the importance of robust security measures. InsecureWeb recommends that all affected clients take immediate action to protect their information. This may include changing passwords, monitoring bank accounts for suspicious activity, and reporting any unauthorized transactions to their financial institution.
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.