Data Breach Summary
It has been discovered that the popular online forum, Webhostingtalk.com, has been the victim of a data breach. The breach was detected on April 16th, 2023, when a post was made on the Telegram channel #@leakdatabreaches by user @, revealing that Webhostingtalk.com had been compromised.
The latest breach has resulted in the theft of 34.3 MB of data from the forum. It is currently unclear what information has been compromised, but it is likely that usernames, email addresses, and possibly passwords have been stolen. This information can be used by cybercriminals to launch further attacks, such as phishing scams or identity theft.
Where and How?
The breach was discovered on Telegram, a popular messaging app, on the channel #@leakdatabreaches. It is unclear how the breach occurred, but it is likely that the hackers used a combination of social engineering and technical skills to gain access to the forum’s database.
A Screenshot of the data can be found below:
Company Data Breach History
This is not the first time that Webhostingtalk.com has suffered a security breach. In 2018, the forum was hacked, and user data was stolen. The company was criticized for its lax security measures and slow response to the breach. However, it is clear that the company has not learned its lesson, as another breach has occurred.
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.
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