Verifications.io

www.verifications.io Website Breach

Overview

On February 25, 2019, Verifications.io was breached. Once the breach was discovered and verified, it was added to our database on March 9, 2019.

What data was compromised:

Additional information, including:

Employers, Genders, Geographic locations, Job titles, 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.

Use a service that masks your IP address

Your Internet Protocol address (IP address) can reveal your location and internet service provider. A service like Firefox Private Network hides your IP address and location for Firefox and a service like Mozilla VPN hides your IP address and location for your entire device.

Try Firefox Private Network

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.

Avoid using personal info in PINs

Because your date of birth is easy to find in public records, it’s best to avoid using it in passwords and PINs. People who know your birthday could also very easily guess your PIN.

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.

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.