Data Breach Summary
The website of the Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which provides information on Turkey foreign policy, consular services, and international relations, has suffered a significant data breach. InsecureWeb, our company, detected the breach during a routine scan of the dark web. The breach was posted on Nulled, a website known for sharing stolen data, by a user named zxcv16 on May 5, 2023.
Amount of Information Stolen:
The breach resulted in the theft of approximately 227 MB of data, which included sensitive personal information.
The compromised information in the Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs website breach included ID numbers, addresses, and dates of birth. This information can be used for identity theft and other fraudulent activities.
Where and How?
The breach was discovered on Nulled, a dark web forum commonly used by hackers and cybercriminals to share stolen data and other illicit activities. Zxcv16 is believed to be a member of a hacker group that specializes in data breaches.
A Screenshot of the data can be found below:
Company Data Breach History
There is no known history of data breaches for the Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs. However, this breach serves as a reminder for all organizations to take appropriate security measures to protect user data. 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.
This data breach highlights the need for organizations to take proactive measures to protect user data from cyberattacks. We urge the Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs and all organizations to review their security protocols and take necessary steps to ensure their users’ data is safe and secure. Anyone who may have been affected by this breach should monitor their accounts closely for any suspicious activity. It is crucial for individuals and organizations to be cautious when sharing sensitive information online and to use strong and unique passwords for all online accounts. By taking these steps, we can help prevent future data breaches and protect against cybercrime.
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.