Data Breach Summary
In a concerning event, Irancel.ir, the official website of Iran’s leading telecommunications provider, has experienced a significant security breach. Detected by our vigilant team at InsecureWeb on August 28, 2023, this breach compromised a database containing critical customer information. The breach, attributed to the hacker “sumo,” unfolded within the notorious Dark Web forum known as “cronos.li.”
Where and How?
During the breach, a substantial amount of data related to Irancel.ir’s customers was unlawfully accessed. The compromised information includes ID numbers, full names, phone numbers, addresses, and home numbers. This sensitive data leak, orchestrated by hacker “sumo,” emphasizes the need for proactive cybersecurity measures to protect valuable customer information against unauthorized access and misuse.
This incident highlights the ongoing challenges faced by telecommunications companies in the ever-changing landscape of cybersecurity threats. It underscores the crucial importance of implementing robust security protocols and maintaining constant vigilance to defend against potential breaches that compromise customer privacy.
A Screenshot of the data can be found below:
Company Data Breach History
To date, there is no known history of previous security breaches involving Irancel.ir. However, this breach serves as a stark reminder for the organization to reinforce its cybersecurity infrastructure, conduct thorough risk assessments, and develop comprehensive incident response plans. By prioritizing data protection measures, telecommunications companies can safeguard their customers’ personal information and foster trust within their user base.
Immediate action is crucial for affected individuals. Measures such as promptly changing passwords, monitoring financial accounts for any suspicious activities, and remaining vigilant against potential identity theft or phishing attempts are recommended.
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. InsecureWeb notifies users and enterprises when their data has been found online and helps them mitigate the impact.