I hope you are well.
IIMJobs – 4,216,063 breached accounts
In December 2018, job portal IIMJobs suffered a data breach that exposed 4.1 million unique email addresses. The data also included names, phone numbers, geographic locations, dates of birth, job titles, job applications and cover letters plus passwords stored as unsalted MD5 hashes. The data was provided to Incognito by HIBP via dehashed.com.
If you have an IIMJobs account please follow these steps:
- Change your password and make sure your new password is at least 10 characters long and contains an upper case, lower case, number and a symbol. You can even use a modified phrase or a line from a song if that helps you remember.
- Make sure you do not use the same password twice as this leaves you vulnerable to credential stuffing.
- Find a good password manager tool to help you remember all of your passwords. Some of our users say that 1Password is a good tool.
- Check out Incognito’s Email Hack Check tool. All you have to do is enter your email address and we will tell you instantly if it has been involved in one of the many data breaches that happen every day.
Let me know if you need any help.
All the best,
Incognito Privacy Care