Data Breach Summary
Private Internet Access (PIA), a popular VPN service known for providing online security and anonymity, has fallen victim to a recent security breach. In a breach detected by InsecureWeb on September 1, 2023, a hacker known as Ninja Defender managed to infiltrate privateinternetaccess.com. The breach compromised approximately 2.39KB of data, primarily consisting of emails.
Where and How?
This breach was discovered within chat applications, specifically in the popular messaging platform, Telegram. The hacker, Ninja Defender, exploited vulnerabilities in the system to gain unauthorized access to privateinternetaccess.com. As a result, a small amount of data, totaling 2.39KB, was stolen. The compromised information primarily includes emails of privateinternetaccess.com users.
A Screenshot of the data can be found below:
Company Data Breach History
Private Internet Access has had no known history of security violations prior to this incident. The VPN service has been recognized for its commitment to user privacy and security, making this breach a concerning event for both the company and its users.
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.