Data Breach Summary
Xsplit.com, a live streaming software that allows users to stream and record their content online, has suffered a data breach. The breach was detected on April 16th, 2023, when the hacker @ posted the stolen information on the Telegram channel #@leakdatabreaches. The compromised information amounts to 123 MB of user data, including usernames, email addresses, and passwords.
The breach of Xsplit.com highlights the importance of strong cybersecurity measures for all websites, especially those that deal with sensitive user information. Users should 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 messaging app Telegram, on the channel #@leakdatabreaches. It is unclear how the hacker gained access to Xsplit.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 Xsplit.com has suffered a data breach. In 2016, the company announced that it had discovered a security vulnerability that may have exposed user information, including usernames and email addresses. The company stated that they had fixed the vulnerability and implemented additional security measures to prevent future breaches. However, this recent breach suggests that those measures were not enough.
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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