Data Breach Summary
The adult content website, Xhamster.com, has recently suffered a data breach, compromising 10.6 MB of user information. The breach was detected on April 16th, 2023, when the leak was posted on the Telegram channel #@leakdatabreaches by the individual @. The compromised information includes user data such as names, email addresses, and passwords.
The breach of Xhamster.com highlights the importance of strong cybersecurity measures for all websites, especially those that deal with sensitive user information. Users should also be vigilant of their online accounts and consider using two-factor authentication and unique passwords for each website. Companies should regularly conduct security audits and implement the necessary measures to prevent data breaches from occurring.
Where and How?
The security breach was detected on the popular messaging app, Telegram, on the channel #@leakdatabreaches. It is unclear how the hacker gained access to Xhamster.com’s database, but it is likely that they used a vulnerability in the website’s security system. The hacker then posted the stolen information on the Telegram channel for public viewing.
A Screenshot of the data can be found below:
Company Data Breach History
This is not the first time that Xhamster.com has suffered a data breach. In 2015, the website was hacked, and the personal information of 380,000 users was stolen. The company stated that they had improved their security measures after the incident, but this recent breach suggests that there are still vulnerabilities in their system.
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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