Data Breach Summary
OverclockZone.com, an online community catering to computer enthusiasts and overclocking enthusiasts, has fallen victim to a significant data breach. The breach was detected by our diligent dark web scanning team at InsecureWeb on July 24, 2023. The responsible hacker, known as “sumo,” uploaded the compromised data on the dark web forum “Cronos.li.”
The breach involved unauthorized access to a database containing considerable user information from OverclockZone.com. The compromised data includes user IDs, usernames, email addresses, user titles, join dates, last visit details, post counts, reputation scores, time zone offsets, avatar IDs, account options, birthdays, IP addresses, language IDs, infraction and warning records, thread involvement, friend counts, asset position hashes, and blog group request counts.
Where and How?
This breach occurred within the dark web forum “Cronos.li,” renowned for harboring illicit activities such as data breaches and the sale of stolen information. The hacker “sumo” played a prominent role in publishing the stolen user data, which included vast amounts of personal information associated with OverclockZone.com.
Further investigation revealed that the breach specifically targeted the website’s user database. Unauthorized access allowed the hacker to acquire extensive user details, compromising personal information such as IDs, usernames, email addresses, posts, reputation scores, and other related data.
A Screenshot of the data can be found below:
Company Data Breach History
To the best of our knowledge, there is no known history of security breaches reported for OverclockZone.com prior to this incident. However, this breach serves as a reminder of the persistent security risks faced by online communities. It underscores the importance of implementing robust security measures to protect sensitive user data and ensure user privacy.
OverclockZone.com is actively collaborating with experts in the field of cybersecurity to thoroughly investigate the breach, identify any vulnerabilities, and reinforce their security protocols. Their objective is to not only address the current incident but also bolster their defenses against future breaches.
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.