Please see below the details of two recent data breaches. Have you ever used any of these services?
RedDoorz – 5,890,277 breached accounts
In September 2020, the hotel management & booking platform RedDoorz suffered a data breach that exposed over 5.8M user accounts. The breached data included names, email addresses, phone numbers, genders, dates of birth and passwords stored as bcrypt hashes. The data was provided to Incognito via HIBP by a source who requested it be attributed to “email@example.com”.
BTC-Alpha – 362,426 breached accounts
In November 2021, the crypto exchange platform BTC-Alpha suffered a ransomware attack data breach after which customer data was publicly dumped. The impacted data included 362k email and IP addresses, usernames and passwords stored as PBKDF2 hashes. The data was provided to Incognito via HIBP by a source who requested it be attributed to “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
- 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