Data Breach Summary
On February 16, 2023, InsecureWeb discovered a data breach affecting the popular messaging app Telegram. A hacker known as twokaytwo posted a 500MB database containing 30 million user records on the website Nulled. The database contained sensitive information such as usernames, phone numbers, and email addresses.
Where and How?
The breach was discovered on the dark web forum, nulled.to. It is unclear how the hacker was able to obtain the data, but it is believed that they exploited a vulnerability in Telegram’s security protocols.
A Screenshot of the data can be found below:
Company Data Breach History
This is not the first time that Telegram has suffered a data breach. In 2019, the company discovered a vulnerability that allowed hackers to access users’ private photos and videos. In 2021, another data breach resulted in the leak of 42 million user records. This site is working with cybersecurity experts to further investigate the incident and is taking steps to strengthen its security measures in order to prevent similar breaches from occurring in the future.
Recommendations for Personal Data Protection
To protect your personal information and accounts, it is important to take proactive steps. Here are some practical recommendations:
- Change your password frequently and use strong, unique passwords for each account.
- Enable two-factor authentication to add an extra layer of security to your accounts.
- Monitor your accounts for any suspicious activity and report any unauthorized access immediately.
- Be cautious when sharing personal information online and only use trusted websites and apps.
By following these best practices, you can reduce the risk of becoming a victim of a data breach and protect your personal information and accounts from cyber threats.
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.