Data Breach Summary
On April 16, 2023, a security breach was detected on the website of Xfinity.com, a well-known American company that provides cable television, internet, and phone services. The breach was discovered and posted by @leakdatabreaches on the Telegram channel of the same name. According to the information available, 23.6MB of customer data was stolen.
The exact nature of the compromised information is not yet clear. However, given the size of the breach, it is likely that a significant amount of personal and sensitive information has been stolen. This may include customer names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and even financial information such as credit card details.
Where and How?
The security breach was discovered on the Telegram channel #@leakdatabreaches, where the hacker @ posted the information. It is unclear how the hacker gained access to Xfinity.com’s data, but it is likely that they used a sophisticated hacking method to bypass the website’s security measures.
A Screenshot of the data can be found below:
Company Data Breach History
This is not the first time that Xfinity.com has suffered a data breach. In 2015, the company admitted that hackers had accessed the personal information of 200,000 of its customers. The stolen information included names, addresses, email addresses, and Social Security numbers. Xfinity.com claimed to have taken steps to improve its security measures after the incident. 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.
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.