Apollo

www.apollo.io Data Aggregator Breach

Overview

On July 23, 2018, Apollo was breached. Once the breach was discovered and verified, it was added to our database on October 5, 2018.

What data was compromised:

Additional information, including:

Employers, Geographic locations, Job titles, Names, Salutations, Social media profiles

Breach data provided by Have I Been Pwned

What to do to protect your personal info

Though passwords weren’t exposed in this breach, there are still steps you can take to better protect your personal info.

Avoid sharing your phone number

Try to avoid giving out your phone number when signing up for new accounts or services. If a phone number isn’t required, don’t enter it.

Use unique, strong passwords for every account

Password reuse puts all your accounts at risk. This means that if one password gets exposed, hackers have the keys to many accounts.

How to create strong passwords

Store passwords in a safe place

Put your login details in a secure place only you can access, such as a password manager. This also makes it easy to keep track of all your different passwords.

Myths about password managers

Be cautious about giving out personal information

Don’t hand out personal data if you don’t have to. If you are asked to enter or give out your email address, ZIP code, or phone number, you can say no.

Read more security tips

Find out about new data breaches

Get notified the next time your personal info gets exposed in a known breach.

What is a data aggregator?

Data aggregators, or data brokers, collect information from public records and buy it from other companies. They compile this data to sell it to companies for marketing purposes. Victims of these breaches are less likely to experience financial fraud, but hackers could use this data to impersonate or profile them.