With this current cyber attack that is affecting many companies I followed the advice which was given out on daytime tv. One such piece of advice was to check out a site called 'Have I been pwned'. Not only does this site check your email id for any attacks but it also gives a list of companies that has been hit. As we all know Clixsense was hit last year, however, we were told that our personnel details remained safe. Have a read of the following, what to do think?
In September 2016, the paid-to-click site ClixSense suffered a data breach which exposed 2.4 million subscriber identities. The breached data was then posted online by the attackers who claimed it was a subset of a larger data breach totalling 6.6 million records. The leaked data was extensive and included names, physical, email and IP addresses, genders and birth dates, account balances and passwords stored as plain text.
Compromised data: Account balances, Dates of birth, Email addresses, Genders, IP addresses, Names, Passwords, Payment histories, Payment methods, Physical addresses, Usernames, Website activity