Data Breach Summary
InsecureWeb, a cybersecurity service dedicated to scanning the dark web for security breaches, has detected a data breach at Snapchat.com. The breach was posted by nulled121312 on the website Nulled on June 4, 2023. The compromised data includes a database of 4.6 million Snapchat users. This security breach has put the users’ personal information at risk and exposed them to potential identity theft and fraud.
Where and How?
The security breach was found in a popular Dark Web forum – nulled.to, where cybercriminals trade and sell stolen data. The compromised data was posted by a user using the name nulled121312. The source of the breach is still unknown, but it is suspected that the hackers may have exploited a vulnerability in Snapchat.com’s website or server to gain access to the database.
A Screenshot of the data can be found below:
Company Data Breach History
Snapchat, the victim domain, has had multiple data breaches in the past, with the most significant being in 2014 when nearly 4.6 million Snapchat usernames and phone numbers were leaked online. This incident serves as a reminder that all companies, no matter the size, are at risk of cyberattacks. At InsecureWeb, we emphasize the importance of taking necessary precautions to secure personal information to prevent identity theft and fraud.
We urge all companies to take necessary precautions to secure their users’ data to prevent such incidents from happening. It is recommended that users of Snapchat.com monitor their accounts for any suspicious activity and report any unauthorized access to their account.
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.