Category: Data Breach News

Data Breach Summary

A shocking security breach has been detected by InsecureWeb, the leading dark web scanning company. On December 2023, a leaked database containing sensitive information from the popular social media platform, Instagram.com, was discovered. The breach, which occurred on an undisclosed date, exposed a vast amount of user data. The hacker behind this breach, known as @ninjadefender, took responsibility and published the compromised information on the Telegram channel #lastestdatabreaches. InsecureWeb was quick to identify and report this breach, ensuring that users are alerted and appropriate actions are taken.

Where and How?

The Instagram.com security breach was discovered by InsecureWeb during its routine dark web monitoring. The breach affected a significant volume of data, totaling 2.67GB. Sensitive information such as user IDs, city details, and more were exposed. The breach was facilitated through the popular messaging platform Telegram.org, which was compromised by @ninjadefender. This breach serves as a reminder that even the most prominent online platforms can fall victim to sophisticated cyberattacks.

A Screenshot of the data can be found below:

Company Data Breach History

Instagram, owned by Facebook, has had a relatively clean track record when it comes to security breaches. Prior to this incident, there have been no known history of security violations at Instagram.com. This breach stands out as a significant incident in the platform’s history, highlighting the importance of continuous vigilance and robust security measures.

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.