Category: Data Breach News

Data Breach Summary

A recent security breach has occurred on the popular professional networking platform, XING.com. On December 2023, a hacker known as @NinjaDefender managed to gain unauthorized access to a database containing sensitive information. The breach was detected on 16-12-2023 by our vigilant security team at InsecureWeb.

Where and How?

The security breach on XING.com took place on an undisclosed date in December 2023, and it was detected by our team at InsecureWeb. The compromised database contained approximately 9.03KB of data, primarily comprising email addresses of XING.com users. It is important to note that other personal information, such as passwords and financial data, remained secure.

The breach was found in the chat apps section of XING.com, specifically in the integration with the popular messaging platform, Telegram.org. This allowed the hacker to exploit a vulnerability within the chat functionality to gain unauthorized access to the database.

A Screenshot of the data can be found below:

Company Data Breach History

XING.com, a professional networking platform similar to LinkedIn, has a relatively clean history when it comes to security breaches. Prior to this incident, there have been no known history of security violations or major data breaches involving XING.com. The platform has maintained a strong focus on user data protection and has taken appropriate measures to ensure the security of its users’ information.

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.

Our commitment lies in providing top-notch cybersecurity services to our clients. Through continuous monitoring of the dark web and advanced threat detection methodologies, we strive to identify potential breaches promptly, enabling swift response and mitigation efforts. With our state-of-the-art tools and expertise, we prioritize the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of our clients’ data.