A significant data breach has sent shockwaves through the Brazilian cybersecurity landscape. A user on a hacker forum is claiming to offer access to a portal associated with the popular Brazilian internet provider, Veloxnet. The Veloxnet data breach includes sensitive information for over 30,000 Veloxnet clients, encompassing details such as names, addresses, contact numbers, and email addresses.
With a wealth of personal data now available, customers are at risk of phishing attacks, identity theft, and other cybercrimes.
The Veloxnet data breach also reveals real-time client location information, potentially allowing malicious actors to track individuals and a substantial 250GB system backup that may contain sensitive internal data about Veloxnet’s operations.
What makes this Veloxnet data breach even more alarming is the hacker’s demand for a mere US$150 for this trove of sensitive information.
Investigation Underway, Officials Yet to Respond on Veloxnet Data Breach
The Cyber Express Team has reached out to Veloxnet officials to verify the accuracy and severity of the incident, but the organization has not provided a response at the time of writing. As this is an ongoing news story, our team will continue to provide updates on any developments as they unfold.
Furthermore, in an attempt to verify the authenticity of the claim, we accessed the official website, and it was found to be functioning properly.
Veloxnet, a well-known internet service provider operating under the domain http://veloxsp.com.br, is a trusted name in the industry. However, the Veloxnet data breach has raised questions about the security of customer data.
The alleged hacker, who posted details of the breach on the Deep Web, is offering access to the breached portal, potentially exposing customers’ personal information and jeopardizing their privacy.
Prior to this Veloxnet data breach, in January 2023, a user named GhostSec claimed to have data from the Brazilian government website and was allegedly selling it for free on hacker forums.
The post contained personal information related to IDs, passports, receipts, email addresses, and more, with a Telegram link for downloading the stolen data. The cybercriminals behind ‘GhostSec’ claimed the attack was done for “freedom.”
The Deep Web: A Breeding Ground for Cybercriminal Activities
The deep web, where this illicit sale is taking place, remains a breeding ground for cybercriminal activities. It is a challenge for law enforcement agencies to track down and apprehend those responsible for such breaches. The hacker forum where this offer has been made is well-known for its illegal activities and the sale of stolen data from various sources.
This Veloxnet data breach serves as a reminder of the growing threat posed by cybercriminals and the importance of robust cybersecurity measures for individuals and organizations.
It is crucial that Veloxnet and other organizations take this incident as an opportunity to enhance their cybersecurity practices continually.
By updating and patching their systems to protect against potential vulnerabilities, they can reduce the risk of similar breaches in the future. Vigilance and proactive cybersecurity measures are essential to safeguard personal and corporate data in an increasingly digital world.
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