I hope you are well. This breach is from 2016 but I wanted to share it with you in case you still have an account.
PPCGeeks – 492,518 breached accounts
In August 2016, the pocket PC fan site forum PPCGeeks suffered a data breach that exposed over 490k records. The breach of the vBulletin forum exposed email and IP addresses, usernames, dates of birth, and passwords stored as salted MD5 hashes. The data was provided to Incognito via HIBP by a source who requested it be attributed to “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
If you have an account with PPCGeeks 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 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.
Please let me know if you need any help in relation to this.
All the best,
Incognito Privacy Care Team