Data Breach Summary
InsecureWeb, a cybersecurity company, has detected a data breach on the website Safarioutdoor.co.za, a South African online store that offers a wide selection of products for outdoor and hunting activities. The breach occurred when a hacker known as zxcv16 posted the stolen data on the dark web forum Nulled on May 20th, 2023. The stolen data amounted to 9 MB and included customer data, such as their names, email addresses, phone numbers, and other sensitive information.
Where and How?
The security breach occurred on the website Safarioutdoor.co.za, and it is still unclear how the hacker was able to gain access to the database. The stolen data was posted on the dark web forum Nulled, where it could potentially be used for malicious purposes. The compromised information includes sensitive data of the company’s customers, which could potentially lead to identity theft and other fraudulent activities.
A Screenshot of the data can be found below:
Company Data Breach History
Safarioutdoor.co.za has no previous history of data breaches, but the recent incident has exposed the website’s vulnerability to cyber attacks. The company has issued a public apology to its customers, urging them to change their passwords and be vigilant against any suspicious activities. The affected customers have been advised to monitor their financial accounts and credit reports for any unauthorized transactions or inquiries. 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.
The Safarioutdoor.co.za data breach highlights the importance of companies prioritizing cybersecurity measures to protect their customers’ data. As more businesses move online, it is crucial to ensure that their sensitive information is safeguarded from potential cyber threats. Companies must take proactive measures to secure their databases, including implementing strong security protocols, regularly updating their software, and conducting regular security audits to identify vulnerabilities. InsecureWeb urges all companies to take this issue seriously and prioritize cybersecurity to prevent such incidents from happening in the future.
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.