Category: Data Breach News

Data Breach Summary

A massive security breach involving a Combolist containing sensitive information has been detected. On September 22, 2023, our vigilant team at InsecureWeb discovered the breach, uncovering a Combolist labeled “100K Switzerland” leaked by the hacker M4nifest0 (m4).

Where and How?

The Combolist, containing 5.70MB of data, included a range of sensitive information from Switzerland, specifically full names, mobile numbers, city, state, country, and emails. It was discovered on being publicized on the channel #@Leakeddatabreach, with user #@Fowarded from M4nifest0 (m4). The breach exposed personal information that can be used for unauthorized account access or identity theft.

The breach highlights the significance of securing personal information and the potential risks users face when their data falls into the wrong hands. Combolists are compilations of username-password combinations used to gain unauthorized access to online accounts. This incident signifies the importance of robust security measures and the need for individuals to remain vigilant against such breaches.

Company Data Breach History

As Combolist represents a compilation of stolen credentials rather than an individual company, there is no specific history of security breaches. Combolists are often compiled by cybercriminals through various means, such as data breaches in other organizations or through phishing attacks targeting individuals.

It is crucial for individuals to remain cautious about their personal data and exercise good security practices, including using strong and unique passwords, enabling two-factor authentication, and regularly monitoring their accounts for any suspicious activity.

In the face of ever-evolving cybersecurity threats and incidents like this, organizations and individuals alike must prioritize robust security measures, prompt incident response, and stay informed about potential risks to protect sensitive information effectively.

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.