Threat actors shared a 10GB database allegedly belonging to popular VPN apps such as SuperVPN, GeckoVPN, and ChatVPN companies in a Telegram group. The database, which includes the personal information of approximately 21 million users, can be downloaded free of charge. SOCRadar analysts had detected that the data was previously available for sale on dark web forums on 26.02.2021.
Database Contains 21M User’s Information
The data allegedly belonging to users of popular VPN applications such as SuperVPN, GeckoVPN and ChatVPN contain the following information:
- Full names
- Country names
- Billing information
- Email addresses
- Randomly generated password strings
- Membership status and validity period
Threat actors also shared previews of the leak. According to vpnMentor researchers’ findings, these are only a tiny fraction of all data.
Attackers Can Use Leaked Data in Phishing Scams
Cybersecurity experts predict that VPN users’ data exposure can have different dimensions. VPN applications, which are mainly used for privacy purposes, can allow attackers to access sensitive data. Attacks such as phishing, blackmail, or identity theft can be carried out against people whose data has been leaked.
Exposure of users’ sensitive data, such as billing information and their countries, also increases the risk of fraud.
To minimize the risk, it is recommended that all users change their VPN account passwords to combinations of upper and lower case letters, numbers, and symbols.
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