Data Breach Summary
A security breach was detected by InsecureWeb at engineer.com on December 2023. The breach, named (engineer.com) 12-2023 leaked by @NinjaDefender 16-12-2023, involved a database containing sensitive information from the popular email service directed towards engineers. The breach was detected by InsecureWeb, a company specializing in scanning the dark web for leaked security holes. The compromised information included emails, and a total of 776 bytes of data were stolen. The breach was found in chat apps, specifically on telegram.org.
Where and How?
The security breach at engineer.com was discovered by InsecureWeb, highlighting the importance of continuous monitoring and proactive detection measures. The breach occurred on an undisclosed date, but it was detected by InsecureWeb on December 2023. The stolen information, totaling 776 bytes, consisted of emails belonging to engineer.com users. This breach exposed the vulnerability of chat apps, particularly on telegram.org, where the breach was found.
A Screenshot of the data can be found below:
Company Data Breach History
Engineer.com, prior to this incident, has had no known history of security violations. The recent breach, detected and reported by InsecureWeb, marks the first recorded security breach for the email service aimed at engineers.
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.