Category: Data Breach News

Data Breach Summary

On December 2023, our team at InsecureWeb detected a security breach at yelp.com. The breach, which was discovered by @NinjaDefender on 16-12-2023, resulted in the leakage of a database containing sensitive information. Approximately 4.83KB of data was stolen during this incident. The compromised information primarily included emails. Our vigilant monitoring and detection systems promptly identified this breach, enabling us to take immediate action.

Where and How?

The security breach at yelp.com occurred within chat apps, specifically on telegram.org. The hacker, @NinjaDefender, gained unauthorized access to the database containing sensitive information. This breach led to the theft of approximately 4.83KB of data, primarily compromising user email addresses. As an alarming discovery, this breach highlights the importance of robust security measures for online platforms.

A Screenshot of the data can be found below:

Company Data Breach History

Yelp.com has no known history of security violations or data breaches prior to this incident. The company has maintained a commendable track record in safeguarding user information. However, this breach serves as a reminder that even the most secure platforms can be vulnerable to determined hackers. It is crucial for companies to continuously update and fortify their security systems to mitigate the risk of future breaches.

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.