Data Breach Summary
In a major security breach, the renowned technology and electronics website smartteck.co.uk fell victim to a cyber attack. The breach, detected by InsecureWeb on December 31, 2023, exposed a significant amount of sensitive data. The hacker, known as “sumo,” managed to infiltrate the website’s database, compromising a staggering 4.15GB of information. The stolen data included emails, IDs, names, passwords, gender, and more. This alarming breach raises concerns about the privacy and security of smartteck.co.uk’s customers.
Where and How?
The security breach of smartteck.co.uk occurred on the dark web forum cronos.plus, where sumo published the stolen data. The breach exposed a wide range of personal information, leaving millions of users vulnerable to potential identity theft and other malicious activities. This breach serves as a stark reminder of the importance of robust cybersecurity measures for online platforms.
A Screenshot of the data can be found below:
Company Data Breach History
Smartteck.co.uk has no known history of security violations prior to this incident. This breach marks a significant and unfortunate milestone for the company, highlighting the need for enhanced security protocols and measures to protect user data.
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.