Data Breach Summary
In a recent security breach, Elephant.com, a prominent UK-based automobile insurance website, fell victim to a massive data leak. Detected on January 10, 2024, by our expert team at InsecureWeb, the breach was caused by the notorious hacker group #Dataleak. The leaked database, comprising a staggering 1.29GB of sensitive information, was publicly exposed on the popular chat app Telegram.
Where and How?
The breach at Elephant.com originated in the chat app ecosystem, specifically on the platform telegram.org. This unfortunate incident resulted in the compromise of numerous personal and financial details belonging to Elephant.com’s customers. The leaked information includes users’ IDs, email addresses, passwords, full names, birthdates, street addresses, phone numbers, ZIP codes, cardholder names, billing addresses, billing cities, billing states, billing ZIP codes, and card expiration details.
A Screenshot of the data can be found below:
Company Data Breach History
Elephant.com has unfortunately experienced previous security breaches in the past. While we have redacted specific details, it is essential to note that this is not the first incident for the company. Our research reveals that Elephant.com has faced security violations in the past, as documented on the internet. However, we cannot disclose further information due to privacy concerns.
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.