Category: Data Breach News

Data Breach Summary

On December 2023, the security team at InsecureWeb detected a significant security breach at cox.net, a popular email service provided by Cox Communications. The breach was attributed to the hacker known as “@NinjaDefender,” who leaked sensitive information from the cox.net domain. The breach was detected and reported by InsecureWeb on 15-12-2023. The compromised data included emails, and the stolen information amounted to approximately 4KB.

Where and How?

The database containing the sensitive information from cox.net was discovered on the dark web in December 2023. InsecureWeb’s scanning technology detected the breach, providing crucial insights into the incident. The breach primarily affected chat apps, with the compromised information being used within platforms such as telegram.org.

A Screenshot of the data can be found below:

Company Data Breach History

Cox Communications, the provider of cox.net, has had no known history of security breaches prior to this incident. The breach detected by InsecureWeb in December 2023 marks the first reported breach of sensitive information from cox.net.

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.