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Jesus Carames

May 18, 2024 | 7:50 p.m.

CCOO credentials leak

A new and important data leak has compromised nearly 6000 credentials of users belonging to CCOO (Workers' Commissions), one of the main union confederations in Spain. A database containing this information has been exposed on the Internet, which could have serious consequences for those affected.. Below, we explain the potential impact of this leak and offer some tips on how to preserve your privacy online and act correctly in the event of an attack of this type.

The incident

The leak was detected in a forum tracked by SOCRadar, a cybersecurity company that specializes in monitoring the Dark Web, identifying leaked passwords, critical vulnerabilities and phishing attacks that can affect users. Although the database includes personal information, it appears that only credentials, i.e. usernames and passwords, have been leaked..

The problem arose months ago, when a database with approximately 5,700 CCOO credentials was leaked. Recently, a user reportedly published part of that database on a Dark Web forum, further exposing this data.

Impact of filtration

Credential leaks can have serious repercussions for the people involved. An attacker accessing this database could use the credentials to conduct personalized phishing attacks, targeting victims directly.. These attacks are especially dangerous because messages can appear legitimate and easily trick recipients into revealing additional information or taking unwanted actions.

Additionally, credential leaks allow attackers to impersonate victims. This means they could access sensitive account information, including potential contacts and stored data., which can result in a wide range of problems, from identity theft to manipulation of personal data.

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