Please see below details of three massive data breaches. Have you ever used any of these services?
Moneycontrol – 762,874 breached accounts
In April 2021, hackers posted data for sale originating from the online Indian financial platform, Moneycontrol. The data included 763 thousand unique email addresses (allegedly a subset of a larger 40 million account breach), alongside geographic locations, phone numbers, genders, dates of birth and plain text passwords. The date of the original breach is unclear, although the breached data indicates the file was created in September 2017 and Moneycontrol has stated that the breach is “an old data set”.
Livpure – 269,552 breached accounts
In August 2020, the Indian retailer Livpure suffered a data breach which exposed over 1 million customer purchases with 270 thousand unique email addresses. The data also included names, phone numbers, physical addresses and details of purchased items. The data was provided to Incognito via HIBP by a source who requested it be attributed to “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
Yam – 13,258,797 breached accounts
In June 2013, the Taiwanese website Yam.com suffered a data breach which was shared to a popular hacking forum in 2021. The data included 13 million unique email addresses alongside names, usernames, phone numbers, physical addresses, dates of birth and unsalted MD5 password hashes.
Please take the following actions if you have ever used one of these services
- 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.
Please let me know if you need any help in relation to this.
All the best,
Incognito Privacy Care Team