Millions of Minnesotans Could Be At Risk After This Huge Data Breach
It's time to unplug the internet. Perhaps a hard reset is in order?
Of course, I mean the kind of "hard reset" that involves a hammer.
The "Mother of All Breaches" Affects 26 Billion Records
What makes this the "Mother of All Breaches"? The leak includes records from other data breaches, as well as privately sold databases.
These records aren't just a massive scrambling of random data to decipher; the data that was broken into was already organized and indexed.
Brands Affected by the "Mother of All Breaches"
Yes, I'm already sick of that term, too.
The two brands that are most-affected are brands I've never heard of:
Tencent is "a Chinese multinational technology conglomerate", while Weibo is "a Chinese microblogging website"...so Minnesotans are probably not affected by those.
#3 on the list? MySpace. Yes, that MySpace. Followed by Twitter/X/NotTwitter.
Other companies that I've heard of that made the list:
- Deezer (a music streaming app)
- LinkedIn (a business and employment-focused social media platform)
- Adobe (a computer software company)
- MyFitnessPal (a health/fitness app)
- Canva (a photo editing app)
- Dropbox (a cloud storage service)
What To Do
If you use the same password for multiple websites and services, now's a great time to change it.
Change it to something that's not easy to guess and use multi-factor authentication. It only takes a few extra seconds to use and should save you major headaches like these data breaches that seem to be happening more often.
H/T: Cyber News
Rock Stars at the 2024 Grammy Awards: Photos
Gallery Credit: Allison Rapp