Data Breach Summary
In a grave breach that came to light on October 16, 2023, Novoingresso.com.br, the bastion of streamlined student admissions, fell victim to an audacious hacker known as “sumo.” The breach resulted in the theft of an alarming 2.04 gigabytes of sensitive data, predominantly compromising email addresses that are integral to the communications and admissions processes. The breach was detected by our vigilant team at InsecureWeb.
Where and How?
This nefarious intrusion transpired discreetly within the realm of chat applications hosted on Telegram.org. Sumo’s expert maneuvering underscored a significant vulnerability within Novoingresso’s otherwise robust security infrastructure. The exposure of email addresses, vital not only for communication but also for authentication and identification, presents a substantial risk to the affected individuals.
The breach’s repercussions extend far beyond the purloined data. In the hands of cybercriminals, this stolen data becomes a potent weapon that could lead to phishing attacks, identity theft, and a myriad of other malicious activities. Novoingresso now faces the formidable task of not only strengthening its digital defenses but also restoring trust and security to the admission process.
A Screenshot of the data can be found below:
Company Data Breach History
Before this unfortunate incident, Novoingresso.com.br had maintained an unblemished record, devoid of prior security breaches. It stood as a sentinel guarding the sanctity of the admissions process for educational institutions, entrusted with the personal and academic futures of countless students.
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.