If You Thought You Were Safe – Odds Are You’re Not
I subscribe to a service that lets me know when my personal info is compromised.
And I have some bad news for you.
If you thought you were safe – odds are you’re not.
The latest data breach was epic.
The data compromised could trigger an identity theft problem for you and everyone else you know. If you have NOT locked your credit reports, DO IT NOW!
In case you did not read the line above…
LOCK YOUR CREDIT REPORTS NOW
And here’s the rundown.
Date of breach: 25 Feb 2019
Number of accounts: 763,117,241
(that’s right 763 MILLION+)
- Dates of birth
- Email addresses
- Geographic locations
- IP addresses
- Job titles
- Phone numbers
- Physical addresses
In February 2019, the email address validation service verifications.io suffered a data breach. Discovered by Bob Diachenko and Vinny Troia, the breach was due to the data being stored in a MongoDB instance left publicly facing without a password and resulted in 763 million unique email addresses being exposed. Many records within the data also included additional personal attributes such as names, phone numbers, IP addresses, dates of birth and genders. No passwords were included in the data. The Verifications.io website went offline during the disclosure process, although an archived copy remains viewable.