Data Breach Summary
In a distressing turn of events, CRSorgi.gov.in, the official website of India’s Common Registration System (CRS), has fallen victim to a significant security breach. Our sharp-eyed team at InsecureWeb detected this breach on August 28, 2023, uncovering a compromised database containing highly sensitive information. The breach, attributed to the hacker “sumo,” occurred within the infamous “cronos.li” Dark Web forum.
Where and How?
During this breach, a database housing crucial data from CRSorgi.gov.in suffered unauthorized access, compromising a wealth of personal information. The leaked data includes names, dates of birth, identification numbers, addresses, registration dates, update dates, usernames, gender information, state details, and hospital records. This highly sensitive information, published by hacker “sumo” on the Dark Web, poses significant risks to individuals and the integrity of charitable organizations within India.
This incident further underscores the critical need for robust cybersecurity measures. The breach serves as a stark reminder of the evolving threat landscape, urging organizations like CRSorgi.gov.in to fortify their digital infrastructure and protect valuable user data against unauthorized access and potential misuse.
A Screenshot of the data can be found below:
Company Data Breach History
To date, CRSorgi.gov.in has no known history of previous security breaches. However, this breach serves as a turning point, demanding increased emphasis on cybersecurity best practices and data protection. Immediate action is vital to mitigate the potential repercussions, including identity theft, financial fraud, and other cybercrimes.
Affected individuals are strongly advised to exercise caution, monitor financial accounts for suspicious activity, change passwords promptly, employ multi-factor authentication, and remain vigilant against potential phishing attempts.
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.