Category: Data Breach News

Data Breach Summary

In a recent security breach, popular VPN service provider, TunnelBear (tunnelbear.com), fell victim to a hacking incident. On 01-09-2023, our security team at InsecureWeb, led by the renowned hacker Ninja Defender, detected a security leak in the chat apps used by TunnelBear. As a result, approximately 13.5KB of data was stolen, including sensitive user information such as emails.

Where and How?

The breach occurred within the chat apps utilized by TunnelBear, compromising the privacy and security of its users. This breach exposed the extent to which personal information can be compromised, even within supposedly secure platforms. The stolen data, approximately 13.5KB in size, included emails, potentially leaving users vulnerable to phishing attempts and other cyber threats.

A Screenshot of the data can be found below:

Company Data Breach History

TunnelBear has maintained a relatively clean track record when it comes to data breaches. Prior to this incident, there are no recorded instances of security violations or breaches associated with TunnelBear. This breach serves as a reminder that even well-established companies can be targeted by hackers, emphasizing the importance of maintaining robust 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.