[unconfirmed] DigitalOcean Data Breach

A 1.4GB database from DigitalOcean has been dumped online by hacker TopiAx. Find out if you're affected and what to do next.

[unconfirmed] DigitalOcean Data Breach

DigitalOcean is a prominent American cloud infrastructure provider, catering to developers and businesses by offering scalable compute platforms. Established in 2011, DigitalOcean has rapidly grown to serve a large community of developers and enterprises, providing services that include virtual private servers (Droplets), managed databases, and Kubernetes-based solutions.

Breach Details

  • Date of Breach Announcement: June 25, 2024
  • Data Compromised: Personal contact information including names, email addresses, physical addresses, and possibly some financial data.
  • Size of Data Dump: 1.4 GB
  • Format: SQL database dump
  • Threat Actor: TopiAx, an advanced user in a cyber forum known for data breaches and illegal data distribution.
  • Breach Data Details:
  • Database: DigitalOcean
  • File Size: 1.4 GB
  • File Type: SQL (.sql)
  • Sample Data: The screenshot shows a snippet of the SQL data dump, including SQL INSERT statements. Each entry consists of:
    • Contact Data: Appears to be personal information including:
      • Full names
      • Email addresses
      • Physical addresses
      • Other potential personal identifiers (such as affiliation or location)
      • Timestamps indicating the data entries' date and time
      • Some entries contain what looks like 'ca_cpt' followed by numerical codes, potentially indicating some category or type of data.

Threat Actor Profile

TopiAx is known in the cyber community for:

  • Regular participation in cyber forums since October 2023.
  • Posting 79 threads and 29 comments.
  • Engaging in the sale and distribution of stolen databases, often containing sensitive personal and financial information.
  • Having a reputation score of 1, indicating relatively recent but impactful activity within the forum.