In a recent turn of events, PeerBerry, the prominent peer-to-peer lending platform, finds itself at the center of a storm “SeigedSec PeerBerry Data Breach” as the threat actor claims responsibility for the attack.
The hacker collective asserts that it possesses 20GB of the firm’s data. However, PeerBerry staunchly refutes these allegations, categorically denying any cyber attack.
Kotryna Dovgialaitė, Head of Client Support at PeerBerry, firmly stated, “There has been no cyber attack, cybercriminals are manipulating with an old incident.”
This statement challenges the very foundation of the alleged SeigedSec PeerBerry data breach, casting doubt on the SiegedSec group’s claims.
SeigedSec PeerBerry Data Breach Turns Out Fake
A statement from PeerBerry further reiterated their position. The SiegedSec hacker group had previously announced the PeerBerry data breach, claiming to have gained access to critical information, including admin logs, personally identifiable information (PII), and sensitive investment and financial records.
In a post titled “Public manipulation with an old security incident,” PeerBerry firmly denies the alleged data breach. The company asserts that the incident in question dates back to April 2020 and has already been disclosed to the investor community and relevant data protection authorities.
“We responsibly state that there was no new data leak on the platform. Our IT and cyber security partners checked the data distributed by hackers; their date coincides with an old incident (April 2020), about which we informed the investor community and the data protection authority in PeerBerry’s jurisdiction”, reads the post by PeerBerry.
PeerBerry urges caution in assessing publicly distributed information, advising clients to reach out to their Client Support with any questions or doubts. They also emphasize the importance of regular password changes and the use of two-factor authentication (2FA) for enhanced data protection.
SiegedSec Hacker Group Claims Falling Short
The threat actor, in a dark web post, announced the SeigedSec PeerBerry data breach with a post humorously titled “~ OMG ITS SIEGEDSEC HOLY LULZ.” This playful phrase suggests the attack was carried out for amusement rather than malicious intent.
In their proclamation, the SiegedSec hacker group taunts PeerBerry while advising them to bolster security measures. The threat actors went further, providing a Gofile link offering a glimpse into the purportedly leaked data.
In light of these claims, The Cyber Express sought an official statement from PeerBerry. The company’s persistent denial raises questions about the authenticity of the alleged attack, casting a shadow of doubt over SiegedSec’s claims.
The SiegedSec hacker group, a newcomer among hacker groups in 2023, has been linked to several cyber attacks. However, evidence suggests that their targets have often refrained from acknowledging breaches, either due to their smaller scale or non-English speaking background.
As the alleged SeigedSec PeerBerry data breach is now called into question, it remains to be seen how this episode will unfold. The conflicting narratives between PeerBerry and the SiegedSec hacker group underscore the challenges of verifying cyber attacks.
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