Data Breach Summary
In a shocking revelation, a massive security breach was detected at Icai.org, the official website of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). The breach, which occurred on an undisclosed date, was detected by our diligent cybersecurity team at InsecureWeb on November 2023. The breach was discovered on the popular messaging platform Telegram, where NinjaDefender, a notorious hacker, claimed responsibility for the attack.
Where and How?
The breach occurred within the confines of the popular chat app Telegram, which has recently become a hotspot for cybercriminal activities. NinjaDefender, the hacker behind the breach, managed to gain unauthorized access to a significant amount of sensitive data from Icai.org’s database. The stolen information includes email addresses, dates of birth (DOB), phone numbers, and IP addresses. This alarming breach puts the privacy and security of Icai.org’s users at great risk.
A Screenshot of the data can be found below:
Company Data Breach History
Icai.org has a reputable history as the regulatory body for the accounting profession in India, with no known record of previous security violations. This recent breach is an unfortunate first for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, leaving them vulnerable to potential threats and compromising the privacy of their users.
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.