Data Breach Summary
In a recent security breach, sami.se, an online healthcare service, experienced a significant compromise of sensitive user information. InsecureWeb, our diligent dark web monitoring team, detected the breach on September 2023. The hacker responsible for this breach, known as “sumo,” leaked the compromised data on the notorious dark web forum, “Cronos.li.”
The breach involved the unauthorized access of a database containing approximately 255MB of data. The stolen information includes users’ date of birth (DoB), full names, addresses, Social Security Numbers (SSN), and payment details. These valuable personal details were illicitly obtained and subsequently exposed on the dark web.
Where and How?
The security breach was traced back to a dark web forum called “Cronos.li,” notorious for harboring cybercriminal activities. This hidden corner of the internet serves as a hub for malicious actors to trade stolen data, coordinate cyberattacks, and exploit vulnerabilities.
During our investigation, it was revealed that the breach specifically targeted sami.se’s user database. This online platform offers accessible healthcare services to its users. Unfortunately, the stolen information encompasses sensitive personal details that could potentially lead to identity theft or financial fraud.
A Screenshot of the data can be found below:
Company Data Breach History
To date, there is no known history of security breaches reported for sami.se. However, this breach underscores the continuous need for heightened cybersecurity measures to mitigate potential risks and protect sensitive healthcare information.
Sami.se is dedicated to prioritizing the privacy and security of their users. They are actively collaborating with industry experts to conduct thorough investigations into the breach, identify vulnerabilities, and implement enhanced security protocols to prevent future incidents.
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.