Category: Data Breach News

Data Breach Summary

On February 16, 2023, InsecureWeb discovered a data breach affecting the WhatsApp.com site. This breach was posted by Twokaytwo on the website Nulled. According to the information available, the breach occurred in 2022 and resulted in the theft of 800 MB of data. The compromised information is currently unknown, but it is possible that it includes user data such as phone numbers, names, and messages.

Where and How?

The breach was found on the dark web forum and was located on nulled.to. It is unclear how the data was stolen, but it is possible that the hackers used social engineering tactics or exploited vulnerabilities in the website’s security systems.

A Screenshot of the data can be found below:

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Company Data Breach History

WhatsApp has experienced several data breaches in the past, including a high-profile breach in 2019 that impacted over 1,400 users. In that breach, hackers exploited a vulnerability in the app’s video call feature to install spyware on users’ devices. This plataform 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 recommended that you take the following steps:

  1. Change your WhatsApp password: If you are using the same password for multiple accounts, change it immediately. Use a strong and unique password for each account.
  2. Enable two-factor authentication: Two-factor authentication adds an extra layer of security to your account. It requires you to enter a code sent to your mobile phone in addition to your password to access your account.
  3. Monitor your accounts for suspicious activity: Keep an eye on your accounts for any unusual activity, such as unauthorized logins or changes to your account information. If you notice anything suspicious, contact WhatsApp support immediately.

By following these best practices for cybersecurity, you can reduce the risk of data breaches 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.