I hope you are well and that you are having a great Monday.
Read Novel (unverified) – 22,424,472 breached accounts
In May 2019, the Chinese literature website Read Novel allegedly suffered a data breach that exposed 22M unique email addresses. Data also included usernames, genders, phone numbers and passwords stored as salted MD5 hashes. The data was provided to Incognito via HIBP by a source who requested it be attributed to “email@example.com”
BlackBerry Fans – 174,168 breached accounts
In May 2022, the Chinese BlackBerry enthusiasts website BlackBerry Fans suffered a data breach that exposed 174k member records. The impacted data included usernames, email and IP addresses and passwords stored as salted MD5 hashes.
OGUsers (2021 breach) – 348,302 breached accounts
In April 2021, the account hijacking and SIM swapping forum OGusers suffered a data breach, the fourth since December 2018. The breach was subsequently sold on a rival hacking forum and contained usernames, email and IP addresses and passwords stored as either salted MD5 or argon2 hashes. A total of 348k unique email addresses appeared in the breach.
If you have an account with these three 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