Wattpad

www.wattpad.com Website Breach

Overview

On June 29, 2020, Wattpad was breached. Once the breach was discovered and verified, it was added to our database on July 19, 2020.

What data was compromised:

Additional information, including:

Bios, Genders, Geographic locations, Names, Social media profiles, User website URLs, Usernames

Breach data provided by Have I Been Pwned

What to do for this breach

We recommend you take these steps to keep your personal info safe and protect your digital identity.

Change your password

Make this password unique and different from any others you use. A good strategy to follow is to combine two or more unrelated words to create an entire passphrase.

Update other logins using the same password

Reusing passwords turns a single data breach into many. Now that this password is out there, hackers could use it to get in to other accounts.

Use a password manager to take your passwords everywhere

Use Firefox Lockwise to keep track of all your different passwords and access them securely from your phone or tablet.

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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 Try Mozilla VPN

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.

Set up two-factor authentication (2FA)

Many websites offer 2FA as an extra security measure. This requires another piece of information to log in to your account, such as a one-time code you receive via text.

See sites that offer 2FA

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.