Data Breach Summary
The state-owned Russian company Rosatom, dedicated to nuclear energy and related technologies, including the construction of nuclear plants and the production of nuclear fuel, has suffered a data breach. At InsecureWeb, we detected the breach ocurring on March 4, 2022, while scanning the dark web for security breaches of our clients’ companies.
According to our findings, the website rosatom.ru was compromised, and 24.6 MB of data were stolen. The breach was posted by @BreachedData on the Telegram channel #@BreachedData. The compromised information has not been disclosed, but we believe that it could include sensitive data such as financial information, personal data, or confidential documents.
Where and How?
The breach was found on Telegram.org, which is known to be a popular platform for cybercriminals to share information and stolen data. We immediately alerted Rosatom of the breach and advised them to take action to secure their systems and data. We also recommended that they notify their clients and partners of the breach and offer them protection services to prevent identity theft or other cyber attacks.
A Screenshot of the data can be found below:
Company Data Breach History
This is not the first time that Rosatom has suffered a data breach. In 2018, the company’s subsidiary, Atomstroyexport, was targeted by a cyber attack that resulted in the theft of confidential documents related to the construction of nuclear power plants. The documents were published on the website of a hacking group called “”Team ANO”” and were available for download by anyone. This site is working with cybersecurity experts to further investigate the incident and is taking steps to strengthen its security measures in order to prevent similar breaches from occurring in the future.
This data breach highlights the importance of having strong cybersecurity measures in place, especially for companies that handle sensitive data such as financial information, personal data, or confidential documents. At InsecureWeb, we are committed to helping our clients prevent data breaches and protect their systems and data from cyber attacks.
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.