A popular free VPN service called SuperVPN has experienced a massive data breach exposing over 360 million user records.
Cord-Cutters and users of IPTV services may often sign up for free VPN services to protect themselves online.
While free VPNs are the cheapest option on paper for online privacy, you are often paying a much larger price than you realize.
Free VPN services have to make money somehow, and this typically involves selling user data to 3rd parties.
SuperVPN is a well-known free VPN provider that falls into this category.
SuperVPN Data Breach
According to reports, the exposed records from SuperVPN users included their email addresses, device info, IP Addresses, geo-location data, and more.
Reports indicated that the size of the records exposed was 133 GB which is a massive amount of data.
Much of the data that was leaked contained sensitive information including links to websites that the app users visited.
Other records exposed from the SuperVPN data breach included:
- Original IP Addresses
- User Email Addresses
- Records of Servers Used
- Unique App User ID Numbers and UUID Numbers
- Phone or Device Model, Operating System Connection Type, and VPN App Version
- Refund Requests from Users who Purchase the Pro Version
As you can see, the amount of data within this breach is massive and of great concern for anyone who may have downloaded or used the Super VPN application.
When we referenced the SuperVPN Support Page, we read that this VPN keeps no logs regarding websites visited by users.
“SECURITY MEASURES: Super VPN keeps no logs which enable interference with your IP address, the moment or content of your data traffic. We make express reference to the fact that we do not record in logs communication contents or data regarding the accessed websites or the IP addresses.”
But after this Super VPN data breach, it seems that this is completely false as these records or “logs” were available within the breach.
It’s also important to mention that Super VPN was involved in another data breach back in March 2023.
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SuperVPN is Available in Popular App Stores
What makes this situation even worse is the fact that Super VPN is still widely available for installation in reputable app stores.
After Downloader was recently removed from the Google Play Store, it’s truly a shame that an exposed free VPN service is still allowed.
What’s really interesting is the developer’s official website (supervpn.best) is now redirecting to their Google Play Store page.
For more information on this story, you can refer to the video below and the original report from VPNMentor.