Please see below details of three massive data breaches. Have you ever used any of these services?
Mashable – 1,414,677 breached accounts
In approximately mid-2020, Mashable suffered a data breach that subsequently turned up publicly in November 2020. The data included 1.4 million unique email addresses along with names, genders, expired auth tokens, physical locations, links to social media profiles and days and months of birth. The data was provided to Incognito by HIBP via dehashed.com
AnimalJam – 7,104,998 breached accounts
In October 2020, the online game for kids Animal Jam suffered a data breach which was subsequently shared through online hacking communities the following month. The data contained 46 million user accounts with over 7 million unique email addresses. Impacted data also included usernames, IP addresses and for some records, dates of birth (sometimes in partial form), physical addresses, parent names and passwords stored as PBKDF2 hashes.
Home Chef – 8,815,692 breached accounts
In early 2020, the food delivery service Home Chef suffered a data breach that was subsequently sold online. The breach exposed the personal information of almost 9 million customers including names, IP addresses, post codes, the last 4 digits of credit card numbers, and passwords stored as bcrypt hashes. The data was provided to Incognito by HIBP via dehashed.com
Please take the following actions if you have ever used one of these services
- Change your password right away and never use the same password twice (see my article on credential stuffing below)
- Send an email to them and let them know that you are aware of the breach and ask them to provide you with Identity protection and credit Monitoring services.
Also, did you know that Incognito has a built-in email hack check facility? All you have to do is enter your email address and Incognito will automatically tell you if your email or account details have been exposed in one of the many and now almost daily data breaches. Go to ‘Hack Check’ to get started.
Please let me know if you need any help in relation to this.
All the best and wishing you a fantastic weekend 🙂
Incognito Privacy Care Team