Please see below details of five massive data breaches. Have you ever used any of these services?
Audi – 2,743,539 breached accounts
In August 2019, Audi USA suffered a data breach after a vendor left data unsecured and exposed on the internet. The data contained 2.7M unique email addresses along with names, phone numbers, physical addresses and vehicle information including VIN. In a disclosure statement from Audi, they also advised some customers had driver’s licenses, dates of birth, social security numbers and other personal information exposed.
Guntrader – 112,031 breached accounts
In July 2021, the United Kingdom based website Guntrader suffered a data breach that exposed 112k unique email addresses. Extensive personal information was also exposed including names, phone numbers, geolocation data, IP addresses and various physical address attributes (cities for all users, complete addresses for some). Passwords stored as bcrypt hashes were also exposed.
Short Édition – 505,466 breached accounts
In June 2021, the French publishing house of short literature Short Édition suffered a data breach that exposed 505k records. Impacted data included email and physical addresses, names, usernames, phone numbers, dates of birth, genders and passwords stored as either salted SHA-1 or salted SHA-512 hashes. Short Édition self-submitted the impacted data to HIBP.
Raychat – 938,981 breached accounts
In January 2021, the now defunct Iranian social media platform Raychat suffered a data breach that exposed 939 thousand unique email addresses. The data included names, IP addresses, browser user agent strings and passwords stored as bcrypt hashes. The data was provided to Incognito by HIBP via dehashed.com.
Teespring – 8,234,193 breached accounts
In April 2020, the custom printed apparel website Teespring suffered a data breach that exposed 8.2 million customer records. The data included email addresses, names, geographic locations and social media IDs.
If you have accounts with any of these companies 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