Straffic

www.straffic.io Website Breach

Overview

On February 14, 2020, Straffic was breached. Once the breach was discovered and verified, it was added to our database on February 27, 2020.

What data was compromised:

Additional information, including:

Genders, Names

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 email aliases

Giving out your real email address makes it easier for hackers or trackers to find your passwords or target you online. A service like Firefox Relay hides your real email address while forwarding emails to your real inbox.

Try Firefox Relay

Avoid using addresses in passwords

Using addresses or the street where you grew up weaken your passwords. Since it’s easy to find this info publicly, it makes these passwords easy to guess.

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

Find out about new data breaches

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

What is a website breach?

A website data breach happens when cyber criminals steal, copy, or expose personal information from online accounts. It’s usually a result of hackers finding a weak spot in the website’s security. Breaches can also happen when account information gets leaked by accident.