Category: Data Breach News

Data Breach Summary

HOSTiQ.ua, a web hosting service provider in Ukraine, has fallen victim to a significant security breach. On December 2023, InsecureWeb detected a breach in the company’s system. The breach, attributed to the hacker known as @NinjaDefender, compromised HOSTiQ.ua’s database, resulting in the theft of approximately 298 bytes of sensitive information, including emails.

Where and How?

The security breach occurred within the chat apps used by HOSTiQ.ua. The exact details of how the breach took place have not been disclosed. However, it is evident that the hacker gained unauthorized access to the database, allowing them to extract and steal the compromised information. InsecureWeb’s advanced monitoring systems detected the breach, ensuring prompt action could be taken to mitigate the damage.

A Screenshot of the data can be found below:

Company Data Breach History

HOSTiQ.ua has no known history of previous security breaches. The recent incident involving @NinjaDefender marks the first major breach that has impacted the company. Despite this unfortunate event, HOSTiQ.ua has a strong reputation as a reliable web hosting service provider, and they are committed to enhancing their security measures to prevent future breaches.

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.