Data Breach Summary
In a recent discovery by InsecureWeb, it was found that the office supply retailer Staples.com has suffered a serious data breach, resulting in the compromise of 847 MB of sensitive information. The breach was discovered on June 7th, 2023, and was posted by the hacker nulled121312 on the dark web forum Nulled.
Where and How?
The security breach was found on the dark web forum Nulled, a platform commonly used by hackers to share and sell stolen data. The hacker was able to access Staples.com’s database, containing sensitive user information such as names, email addresses, login credentials, and payment details. It remains unclear how the hacker was able to access the database.
A Screenshot of the data can be found below:
Company Data Breach History
Staples.com has a history of data breaches, with the most recent one occurring in 2021. The company has been criticized for its lack of security measures and for not taking significant steps to prevent these types of incidents. As a result of these breaches, the company has faced legal action and has been banned from several payment platforms.
To prevent further damage, Staples.com should take immediate action to investigate the breach and notify its users of the incident. This includes recommending that all affected users change their passwords, monitor their accounts for suspicious activity, and consider freezing their credit to prevent fraud.
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. InsecureWeb notifies users and enterprises when their data has been found online and helps them mitigate the impact.