A new data breach incident has been reported. The dangerous hacker known as ShinyHunters leaked a database allegedly related to Mashable.com, a media company with a global presence. The database, which contains records equivalent to 5.2 GB, has already been exposed in multiple hacking forums on dark web, even those with Russian-speaking ones.
Some cybersecurity specialists have already been able to analyze this data, concluding that the compromised database contains records of employees, subscribers, and users. These records include:
- Full names
- Email addresses
- Date of registration
- IP addresses
- Links to social media profiles, among others
Although this is a deastrous scenario for the company, the database does not contain any financial record of its users. ShinyHackers also specified that the database does not contain passwords to log in to compromised accounts.
Mashable is already aware of this incident, so the company is expected to speak out at some point in the coming days. About ShinyHunters’ activity, this is not the first high-profile incident the hacker has recently been involved in. Over the past twelve months, this cybercriminal has successfully compromised the computer systems of companies such as WattPad, Dunzo, Dave.com, Minted, Tokopedia, among others, exposing up to 270 million confidential records.
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