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Phone House – 5,223,350 breached accounts
In April 2021, retailer Phone House allegedly suffered a ransomware attack that also exposed significant volumes of customer data. Attributed to the Babuk ransomware, a collection of data alleged to be a subset of a larger corpus was posted to a dark web site and contained 5.2M email addresses along with names, nationalities, genders, dates of birth, phone numbers and physical addresses. Phone House has been threatened with further releases if a ransom is not paid.
If you have a Phone House 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