Research Team Analysis

WEEKLY REVIEW FROM THE BREACHAWARE RESEARCH TEAM
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8,432,754 leaked accounts discovered by the BreachAware® Research Team last week.

31 October 2022

A total of 18 breaches were found and analysed resulting in 8,432,754 leaked accounts containing a total of 20 different data types. The breaches found publicly and freely available included Red Doorz (Update), Thousands of Emails, Buenos Aires Government, HH and Starbucks Rewards. Sign in to view the full BreachAware Breach Index which includes, where available, reference articles relating to each breach.

SPOTLIGHT

A company that provides crypto currency tax software has very recently suffered a data breach. This is a type of software which can monitor thousands of transactions so traders can have their taxes neatly packaged up ready for the IRS or HMRC to sift through. The company has been running since 2017 and has helped its customers organise and track 2.5 billion transactions. The file was dumped on a popular hacking forum, 60,000 unique email addresses along with various datasets including browser finger printing, device information, as well as IP addresses were in the breached data. Those three datasets will be a gold mine for hackers and threat actors to use to liberate people of their crypto assets.

A staff member of a well known hacking forum has made some comments showing their frustration of threat intelligence companies who are are scraping their site. “Every day I remove bots, spiders and scrapers from the forum.” But in a funny turn of events the site is now offering threat intelligence companies a paid annual fee to scrape to there hearts content.

And finally, almost a year later, additional data from Singapore based hotel company and hospitality brand operating in Southeast Asia has been dumped online.

DATA CATEGORIES DISCOVERED

Communications Data, Socia-Demographic Data, Contact Data, Social Relationships Data, Technical Data, Transactional Data, Financial Data, Locational Data, Special Category, Behavioural Data.

  • Key Statistics
  • Breaches Discovered
    18
  • ACCOUNTS DISCOVERED
    8,432,754
  • DATA TYPES DISCOVERED
    20