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DriveSure – 3,675,099 breached accounts
In December 2020, the car dealership service provider DriveSure suffered a data breach. The incident resulted in 26GB of data being downloaded and later shared on a hacking forum. Impacted personal information included 3.6 million unique email addresses, names, phone numbers and physical addresses. Vehicle data was also exposed and included makes, models, VIN numbers and odometer readings. A small number of passwords stored as bcrypt hashes were also included in the data set.
If you have a DriveSure account 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