Category: Data Breach News

Data Breach Summary

A recent security breach at email.ru has left millions of users’ sensitive information exposed. On December 2023, our security experts at InsecureWeb detected a database containing a significant amount of compromised data from email.ru. The breach was initiated by a hacker known as @NinjaDefender on 16-12-2023. This breach was discovered and detected by our team, who are constantly scanning the dark web for any leaked security holes. The breach primarily affected email.ru’s chat apps, leading to the compromise of sensitive information, including emails.

Where and How?

The security breach at email.ru occurred when a database containing sensitive information was discovered on the dark web in December 2023. Email.ru, a popular email service with a “.ru” extension associated with Russia, became a victim of this breach. The stolen information amounted to 82 bytes, compromising millions of emails. Our experts at InsecureWeb were the ones who detected this breach, and it was found in association with telegram.org, a popular chat app.

A Screenshot of the data can be found below:

Company Data Breach History

email.ru, prior to this incident, does not have a known history of security breaches. As a leading email service provider, they have maintained a strong track record of security and user privacy. However, even the most secure systems can fall victim to skilled hackers. In this case, email.ru’s security measures were compromised, leading to the exposure of sensitive user information.

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.