Data Breach Summary
In the latest security breach discovered by InsecureWeb, ProtonVPN.com, a renowned VPN service developed by the creators of ProtonMail, fell victim to a cyber attack. The breach, code-named “protonvpn 09-2023 leaked by Ninja Defender 01-09-2023,” involved the compromise of sensitive user information. InsecureWeb detected the breach on the given date, emphasizing our commitment to scanning the dark web for leaked security holes.
Where and How?
The security breach on ProtonVPN.com took place in the chat apps, specifically on telegram.org. The hacker, known as “Ninja Defender,” successfully gained unauthorized access to the network, resulting in the theft of approximately 105Kb of data. The compromised information primarily consisted of user emails, posing a potential threat to their privacy and online security.
A Screenshot of the data can be found below:
Company Data Breach History
ProtonVPN.com, known for its focus on privacy and online security, has maintained a commendable track record in safeguarding user data. Prior to the recent breach, there was no known history of security violations or data breaches involving ProtonVPN.com. The incident stands as an isolated event, highlighting the importance of continuous vigilance in the face of evolving cyber threats.
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.