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IndiaMART – 20,154,583 breached accounts
In August 2021, 38 million records from Indian e-commerce company IndiaMART were found being traded on a popular hacking forum. Dated several months earlier, the data included over 20 million unique email addresses alongside names, phone numbers and physical addresses. It’s unclear whether IndiaMART intentionally exposed the data attributes as part of the intended design of the platform or whether the data was obtained by exploiting a vulnerability in the service.
Imavex – 878,209 breached accounts
In August 2021, the website development company Imavex suffered a data breach that exposed 878 thousand unique email addresses. The data included user records containing names, usernames and password material with some records also containing genders and partial credit card data, including the last 4 digits of the card and expiry date. Hundreds of thousands of form submissions and orders via Imavex customers were also exposed and contained further personal information of submitters and the contents of the form.
If you have an account with these two 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