Experts from Cyble recently found a leak of 500K+ records of C-level people from Capital Economics on a Russian-speaking forum.
During a routine Darkweb monitoring, researchers from Cyble found a leak of 500K+ records of C-level people from Capital Economics on a Russian-speaking forum.
CapitalEconomics.com is one of the leading independent economic research companies in the world that provides macroeconomic, financial market and sectoral forecasts and consultancy.
“Upon analysis of the data, Cyble discovered that there are 500K+ lines of record containing various prominent user profiles.” reads the post published by Cyble.
Leaked records include email IDs, password hashes, addresses, etc.
Cyble experts informed its clients about this leak, it pointed out that the availability of corporate email IDs could allow threat actors to carry out a broad range of malicious activities.
Cyble recommends people to:
- Never share personal information, including financial information over phone, email or SMSes.
- Use strong passwords and enforce multi-factor authentication wherever possible.
- Regularly monitor your financial transactions, and if you notice any suspicious activity, contact your bank immediately.
- Turn on the automatic software update feature on your computer, mobile and other connected devices wherever possible and pragmatic.
- Use a reputed anti-virus and Internet security software package on your connected devices including PC, laptop, and mobile.
- People who are concerned about their exposure in the Darkweb can register at AmiBreached.com to ascertain their exposure.
- Refrain from opening untrusted links and email attachments without verifying their authenticity.
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(SecurityAffairs – hacking, Capital Economics)
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