Data Breach Summary
In a distressing discovery, InsecureWeb has detected a significant security breach impacting NBP.com.pk, the official website of the National Bank of Pakistan. This breach, known as “NBP,” was detected on September 10th, 2023. The breach was orchestrated by an individual identified as Sumo. It involved the compromise of a database containing sensitive information from NBP.com.pk. Stolen data amounting to a substantial 1.62 GB includes ID, Phone, Occupation, ID, Account Number, Name, Spouse’s Name, and Address. Immediate action is critical to minimize the potential implications stemming from the leak of this sensitive information.
Where and How?
NBP.com.pk, the official website of the National Bank of Pakistan, became the target of a severe breach, compromising a vulnerable database housing critical user information. The attacker capitalized on security weaknesses, gaining unauthorized access and exfiltrating sensitive data, encompassing ID, Phone, Occupation, ID, Account Number, Name, Spouse’s Name, and Address. This breach places users at risk of identity theft, fraudulent activities, and various privacy violations. Sumo, the perpetrator, publicly disclosed the stolen information on the dark web forum Cronos.li.
A Screenshot of the data can be found below:
Company Data Breach History
Based on our extensive research, there is no previous record of security breaches impacting NBP.com.pk. However, this breach underscores the imperative to fortify security measures, enhance user data protection, and actively mitigate potential vulnerabilities.
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?
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