I hope you are well.
START – 7,455,386 breached accounts
In August 2022, news broke of an attack against the Russian streaming service “START”. The incident led to the exposure of 44M records containing 7.4M unique email addresses. The impacted data also included the subscriber’s country and password hash. START subsequently acknowledged the incident in a Telegram post and stated that the data dated back to 2021.
If you have an account with Start 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