Data Breach Summary
In an alarming turn of events, merchant.eatwallet.com, the esteemed service utilized by merchants and businesses within the food service industry, has become the victim of a significant security breach. Our vigilant team at InsecureWeb detected this breach on August 13, 2023, uncovering a compromised database containing a substantial amount of sensitive information. The breach has been attributed to the hacker “sumo” and was traced to the Dark Web forum known as “cronos.li.”
Where and How?
During this breach, unauthorized access was gained to a database housing crucial information from merchant.eatwallet.com. The leaked data includes account IDs, usernames, passwords, emails, secret question IDs, secret answers, billing IDs, creation dates, role IDs, entity IDs, entity types, system user status, acquisition information, external reference IDs, mobile numbers, and pass keys. Orchestrated by the hacker “sumo” and disclosed on the Dark Web, this breach poses significant risks to both merchants and customers, potentially compromising payment security and personal data privacy.
This incident emphasizes the importance of robust cybersecurity measures within the food service industry. It underlines the critical need for platforms like merchant.eatwallet.com to fortify their digital infrastructure, implementing stringent security protocols to safeguard vital information against unauthorized access and misuse, thereby preserving customers’ trust and enhancing the overall integrity of electronic payment systems.
A Screenshot of the data can be found below:
Company Data Breach History
To date, merchant.eatwallet.com has no known history of previous security breaches. However, this breach serves as a wake-up call for heightened vigilance in maintaining data security. Immediate action is required to mitigate potential consequences, such as identity theft and unauthorized access to financial information.
Affected individuals and associated businesses are strongly advised to exercise caution, change passwords promptly, monitor financial accounts for suspicious activity, and promptly report any irregularities to merchant.eatwallet.com’s support team.
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.