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Records of 45 million+ travelers to Thailand and Malaysia surfaced in the darkweb

Experts from Cyble discovered the availability on the darkweb of records of over 45 million travelers to Thailand and Malaysia from multiple countries

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Experts from Cyble discovered the availability on the darkweb of records of over 45 million travelers to Thailand and Malaysia from multiple countries.

Experts from threat intelligence firm have discovered the availability on the darkweb of records of over 45 million travelers to Thailand and Malaysia from multiple countries.

The huge trove of data was discovered by the researchers during their regular Deepweb and Darkweb monitoring activity. The experts came across a post published by a credible threat actor that claimed to be in possession of a database containing the above records.

The leaked traveler’s records include Passenger ID, Full Name, Mobile Number, Passport Details, Address, Gender, and Flight Details.

The researchers acquired the data and analyzed it, then indexed the information on the company data breach monitoring and notification platform AmiBreached.com. People who’re concerned about their information exposure can register on the platform to query it to check if their data have been exposed.

The experts are still investigating the case, meantime provided the following recommendations:

  • Never share personal information, including financial information over the phone, email or SMSs
  • Use strong passwords and enforce multi-factor authentication where possible
  • Regularly monitor your financial transaction, if you notice any suspicious transaction, contact your bank immediately.
  • Turn-on automatic software update feature on your computer, mobile and other connected devices where possible and pragmatic
  • Use a reputed anti-virus and internet security software package on your connected devices including PC, Laptop, Mobile
  • People who are concerned about their exposure in darkweb can register at AmiBreached.com to ascertain their exposure.

Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – hacking, travelers)

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