Category: Data Breach News

Data Breach Summary

A staggering security breach has been detected by InsecureWeb, the renowned cybersecurity company. The victim domain, a database containing sensitive information from citizens of Ecuador, has been compromised. The breach involved the theft of a massive 1.29GB of data, including emails. The breach was discovered on January 2024 and traced back to the dark web forum named cronos.plus. InsecureWeb, with their expertise in scanning the depths of the dark web, successfully identified and reported this breach.

Where and How?

The breach occurred on the dark web forum cronos.plus, a notorious hub for illegal activities, making it a hotspot for hackers seeking to exploit vulnerabilities and sell stolen data. The database containing the personal information of 12.7 million Ecuadorian citizens was leaked. This includes highly sensitive data that could raise legal and ethical concerns. It is crucial to adhere to privacy and data protection laws to ensure the safety and privacy of individuals affected by this breach.

A Screenshot of the data can be found below:

Company Data Breach History

The victim, the database of Ecuador citizens, does not have a known history of previous security violations available in public records. This breach serves as a glaring reminder of the ever-present threats lurking on the dark web and emphasizes the importance of robust cybersecurity measures to safeguard sensitive data.

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.