“An August 10 posting on a cybercrime forum says it is giving away stolen databases, containing a total of 240,000 records from the Utah Gun Exchange, for free. The same hacker is also offering two other smaller stolen databases, one from a hunting site and another from a “kratom” herb site, again with no payment required.”
Note, stolen are not “passwords”, but “hashed passwords”. Meaning, crooks cannot use them for login. They will use emails and names gleaned from emails, for social engineering attacks.
@Alexander8 Brother, hashed passwords can be used.
Yes, but it depends. Not knowing the technical details, it is more likely than not, they are not suitable to hijack the account.
This is nothing new. In fact there are breeches like this everyday. The fact that people put trust in these huge corporations is anti-climactic. They are always failing the people in a way they cannot be prosecuted for. Here’s some great stuff for you guys: Go visit: https://haveibeenpwned.com/ …this site keeps up on all the cyber security breeches and will keep you and your emails up to date if you sign up. It’s free. If your information ends up anywhere you will find out ASAP. Also you can run your emails in their system and find out all the breeches it has ever been involved in and when. Excellent resource.
Always use a credit card, not a debit card.
Keep a credit card with a low limit so in the worst case you are only on the hook for a couple/few k dollars.
Have a user name and password for that kind of stuff different from your real stuff