SOCRadar® Cyber Intelligence Inc. | The Week in Dark Web – 13 September 2022 – Database Leaks


Sep 13, 2022
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The Week in Dark Web – 13 September 2022 – Database Leaks

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Threat actors mostly sold leaked databases last week. Among them were datasets that included important government data. Some Chinese, Italian, and Iranian companies were also among the victims.

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Financial Documents of UK Government Shared on the Dark Web 

SOCRadar Analysts have encountered a post on a market where the vendor of the post claims they compromised a server connected to the UK Government’s network and allowed them to reach financial reports of UK Government Councils. 

The leak reports contain the information of essential credentials, names, balances council addresses, administrator usernames, and transaction information. The vendor claims 37 UK councils are affected by the leak.

Customer Database Sale for an Italian Bicycle Company 

On 8 September, a hacker forum monitored by SOCRadar Analysts shared a database sale that includes over 30.000 local customers. The victim is an Italian company selling bicycles, spare parts, and accessories. The database includes critical information like id number, name, surname, mail address, etc. The price tag is $300.

Macedonian Government’s Database is Leaked and Threatened 

On 7 September, SOCRadar noticed that a new alleged Macedonian Government Database leak was shared on the dark web. The leak consists of official databases on the government website. The threat actor, who represents the attacker group, claims a more critical leak would be shared if the Macedonian Government did not use the Bulgarian flag on its website until 1 December.

Database of an Iranian Chain Store is for Sale

On 8 September 2022, an announcement was posted in a hacker forum that the SOCRadar keeps an eye on. The post is about a leaked database containing 5 million lines of information. The victim is a market chain that primarily operates in Iran and Iraq. 

Customer Database of a Chinese Bank Leaked 

On 7 September, a notice for selling a new database belonging to a bank headquartered in China. The leak contains 5 million customers’ information, including name, phone number, ID, card id, location, gender, and age.

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