Category: Data Breach News

Data Breach Summary

On December 2023, our team at InsecureWeb detected a significant security breach at Hosting.co.uk, a leading web hosting service provider in the United Kingdom. The breach was caused by the hacker known as @NinjaDefender on the dark web, who leaked sensitive information from Hosting.co.uk’s database. The breach was detected on a different date and promptly reported.

Where and How?

The breach occurred within the chat apps used by Hosting.co.uk, specifically on the messaging platform telegram.org. The hacker gained unauthorized access to a database containing sensitive information. The amount of stolen information amounted to 2.74KB, including emails of Hosting.co.uk’s users. This breach highlights the importance of robust security measures and constant vigilance in protecting user data.

A Screenshot of the data can be found below:

Company Data Breach History

Hosting.co.uk has had a strong track record in maintaining the security of their services, and this incident marks their first known security breach. As a reputable web hosting provider, Hosting.co.uk has consistently prioritized user data protection. However, no system is immune to cyber threats, and this breach serves as a reminder for companies to continuously enhance their security measures.

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.