Category: Data Breach News

Data Breach Summary

In late April 2023, a data breach was discovered on the professional networking website LinkedIn. The breach was posted on the Telegram channel #@leakdatabreaches by the user @, who claimed to have stolen 426 MB of user information from the site. The breach was a major concern for LinkedIn users, who rely on the platform for job searching and networking.

Compromised Information:

The exact information that was stolen in the 2023 LinkedIn breach is not yet clear, although it is likely that user login credentialspersonal information, and other sensitive data were compromised. Users are advised to monitor their accounts closely for any signs of suspicious activity and to change their passwords immediately if they suspect that their information has been compromised.

Where and How?

The breach was detected on the Telegram channel #@leakdatabreaches, which is known for posting information about security breaches and leaks. The user @ claimed to have obtained the information from LinkedIn’s servers, although it is unclear how they were able to access the data.

A Screenshot of the data can be found below:

Company Data Breach History

LinkedIn has experienced several data breaches in the past, including a 2012 breach that resulted in the theft of 6.5 million user passwords. In 2016, the company suffered another breach in which 167 million user records were compromised. In response to the breach, LinkedIn reset the passwords of affected users and implemented two-factor authentication to improve security.

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.