Data Breach Summary
A massive security breach has been detected at hhs.gov, the official website of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). In October 2023, InsecureWeb identified a leaked database containing sensitive information from hhs.gov. The breach, named “hhs 10-2023,” was found on the dark web forum leakbase.io and was perpetrated by an individual known as “frog.” The breach involved the theft of a significant amount of data, totaling 1.43GB.
Where and How?
The security breach at hhs.gov occurred on the dark web forum leakbase.io, a notorious platform for trading stolen data. The hacker, known as “frog,” published the stolen information on this platform. The leaked database contained a variety of sensitive information, including ST Code, Country, Address, Gender, City, Prefix, Enumeration Date, Suffix, Taxonomy Name, Type Code, Zip Code, Taxonomy Code, Credential, NPI Name, Phone, and ID.
A Screenshot of the data can be found below:
Company Data Breach History
While the specific breach detected by InsecureWeb in October 2023 is the latest incident, there is no known history of security violations for hhs.gov. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has maintained a relatively secure online presence, making this breach particularly alarming.
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.