Category: Data Breach News

Data Breach Summary

In May 2023, a data breach was discovered on the official website of the popular instant messaging platform, Telegram. The breach was posted on the Telegram channel #@leakdatabreaches by the user @, who claimed to have stolen 249 MB of user information from the site. The breach was a major concern for Telegram users, who rely on the platform for secure messaging and communication.

Where and How?

The breach was detected on the Telegram channel #@leakdatabreaches, which is known for posting information about security breaches and leaks. The user @ claimed to have obtained the information from Telegram’s servers, although it is unclear how they were able to access the data.

A Screenshot of the data can be found below:

Company Data Breach History

This is not the first time Telegram has suffered a data breach. In 2016, the company experienced a breach in which 15 million user records were compromised. The company responded by resetting the passwords of affected users and implementing new security measures to prevent 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. InsecureWeb notifies users and enterprises when their data has been found online and helps them mitigate the impact.