Category: Data Breach News

Data Breach Summary

A major security breach at 139.com has been detected, resulting in the exposure of user emails. On 15-12-2023, our cybersecurity team at InsecureWeb discovered that the popular email service provided by NetEase, a Chinese technology company, had been compromised. The breach was caused by the notorious hacker group #NInjaDefender, and a total of 420 bytes of sensitive information were stolen.

Where and How?

The breach at 139.com occurred due to a flaw in the security system of the popular messaging platform telegram.org. The hacker group #NInjaDefender exploited this vulnerability to gain unauthorized access to 139.com’s database, where user emails were stored. As a result, personal and confidential information was compromised, jeopardizing the privacy of countless users.

The compromised information includes emails, which can contain sensitive data such as personal conversations, financial details, and login credentials. The stolen information poses a significant risk to the affected users, potentially leading to identity theft, phishing attacks, and other malicious activities.

A Screenshot of the data can be found below:

Company Data Breach History

To date, there is no known history of security violations or breaches at 139.com. This incident marks the first notable breach that has affected the popular email service. NetEase has always prioritized the security and privacy of its users, making this breach particularly concerning.

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.