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617,000,000 Accounts Stolen From 16 Different Hacked Websites...

February 19, 2019

No Really, Change Your Passwords NOW!

 

 

 

 

617 million online account details stolen from 16 hacked websites are on sale on the dark web.

Here are the guilty companies:

  • Dubsmash (162 million)

  • MyFitnessPal (151 million)

  • MyHeritage (92 million)

  • ShareThis (41 million)

  • HauteLook (28 million)

  • Animoto (25 million)

  • EyeEm (22 million)

  • 8fit (20 million)

  • Whitepages (18 million)

  • Fotolog (16 million)

  • 500px (15 million)

  • Armor Games (11 million)

  • BookMate (8 million)

  • CoffeeMeetsBagel (6 million)

  • Artsy (1 million)

  • DataCamp (700,000)

 

This is why it matters to YOU...

Most people use the same passwords (or a slight variation). Hackers know this and attempt to log into accounts on other websites where the unsuspecting victims have used the same credentials.


So, for example, a hacker who purchases the compromised MyFitnessPal database would try to use the email address and cracked password combinations to log into, say, a victims email and or bank account, where the passwords have been reused.

Side note: I didn’t think I had a myfitnesspal account, so I did a password reset with my email address to verify. Turns out I do have an account. I must have setup it up years ago. I suggest you double check myfitnesspal as well as Whitepages and any other company you recognize in the list.

Watch my video above to see how anyone (no tech skills necessary) can get your password in seconds... The best method to combat this issue is to have a unique password for every login and utilize 2 factor authentication wherever possible.

Please change your passwords.

Don't hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions!

Thanks,

 

Randy Sklar
Sklar Technology Partner
randy@sklartech.com
(804) 730-2628 - Work

 

P.S. Are you still using the same password that has been exposed in the Facebook, LinkedIn, Yahoo, and most likely this one recently discovered??? Click below to see how to set up your own password vault to hacker-proof all your passwords...

 

 

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