Category: Data Breach News

Data Breach Summary

In a recent security breach detected by InsecureWeb, the renowned VPN service provider surfshark.com fell victim to a cyberattack. The breach, attributed to the hacker known as Ninja Defender, occurred on an undisclosed date but was detected by our vigilant team on January 9, 2023. With a keen eye for vulnerabilities in the dark web, we uncovered a leak that compromised 4.26KB of data from surfshark.com. The stolen information mainly included emails and was found in chat apps, specifically on telegram.org.

Where and How?

The breach targeted surfshark.com, a leading VPN service offering online security and access to blocked content. As experts in scanning the dark web for leaked security holes, InsecureWeb stumbled upon evidence of the breach. The compromised information, totaling 4.26KB, contained a variety of emails belonging to surfshark.com users. The breach was traced to chat apps, with the specific platform being telegram.org.

A Screenshot of the data can be found below:

Company Data Breach History

Surfshark.com has had no known history of security violations or breaches of user data prior to this incident. As a reliable VPN service provider, they have taken significant measures to ensure the security and privacy of their users. While unfortunate, this breach serves as a reminder that even the most secure systems can be targeted by determined hackers.

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.