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Capital Economics – 263,829 breached accounts
In December 2020, the economic research company Capital Economics suffered a data breach that exposed 263k customer records. The exposed data included email and physical addresses, names, phone numbers, job titles and the employer of impacted customers.
If you have an account with Capital Economics please do the following:
- Change your password and make sure your new password is at least ten characters long and contains an upper case, lower case, number, and 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