Category: Data Breach News

Data Breach Summary

In a recent security breach detected by InsecureWeb, the popular VPN service provider, purevpn.com, fell victim to a cyber attack. On January 9th, 2023, our vigilant detection system uncovered a breach in the security infrastructure of purevpn.com. The breach was perpetrated by an individual known as Ninja Defender, who managed to access and leak approximately 1.01KB of sensitive information. The compromised data included emails and was found within chat apps, specifically on telegram.org.

Where and How?

The breach at purevpn.com occurred within the chat app functionality, which allowed users to communicate securely through telegram.org. It is important to note that the breach was not due to any inherent vulnerability in the telegram.org platform itself. Rather, the breach exploited weaknesses in purevpn.com’s security measures, allowing the hacker, Ninja Defender, to gain unauthorized access to the chat app data.

During the breach, Ninja Defender managed to steal approximately 1.01KB of data, including emails of purevpn.com users. This breach highlights the crucial importance of robust security measures in protecting sensitive information, especially within communication platforms.

A Screenshot of the data can be found below:

Company Data Breach History

To the best of our knowledge, there is no known history of security violations or breaches at purevpn.com prior to this incident. It is worth mentioning, however, that no organization is immune to the threat of cyber attacks. In today’s interconnected world, where digital privacy and security are paramount, it is essential for companies to remain vigilant and continuously enhance their security protocols.

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.