Do you use Evite?
Well if you do, you need to be very sure the password for Evite is not used anywhere else.
Oh, you use the same password for everything?
Well, Bubba, it’s time to rectify that quick fast like a bunny.
Because — BREACH!
Date of breach: 11 Aug 2013
Number of accounts: 100,985,047
Compromised data: Dates of birth, Email addresses, Genders, Names, Passwords, Phone numbers, Physical addresses
Description: In April 2019, the social planning website for managing online invitations Evite identified a data breach of their systems. Upon investigation, they found unauthorized access to a database archive dating back to 2013. The exposed data included a total of 101 million unique email addresses, most belonging to recipients of invitations. Members of the service also had names, phone numbers, physical addresses, dates of birth, genders and passwords stored in plain text exposed.
The data was provided by a source who requested it be attributed to “JimScott.Sec@protonmail.com”.
As I have advised numerous times in the last 15 years or more,
- Always use different passwords for every account.
- Make them C0mpL1C4tE-DUse a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers and special characters (!~#$%^&*-=+) and
- NEVER use proper names or words that can be found in a dictionary.
Refer to my blogs on this topic for recommendations.
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