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4.9 Million Records Hacked in DoorDash Leak

A critical database hack affects the online food delivery service.

Techcrunch is reporting that DoorDash, the food delivery service, had more than 4.9 million records hacked and didn’t report the breach for 5 months. 

Customers, merchants, and workers had their information exposed which included the following:

Customers – names, emails, and delivery addresses, order histories, phone numbers, and passwords were stolen. Also, the last 4 digits of payment cards were taken, though the full numbers and CVV were not taken. 

Delivery workers – had the last four digits of their bank account numbers stolen and their driver’s license information stolen as well. The number of employees who do the deliveries is around 100,000.

Merchants – had the last four digits of their bank account numbers stolen.

DoorDash previously received complaints by customers that their accounts were hacked and did not widely confirm their database was compromised for a few months. The source of the breach points to a third-party that likely stores gigabytes of information on multiple servers.

Sadly this case brings home the fact that companies cannot guarantee the safety and privacy of your data, which is why it is more important than ever to use proper antivirus software to monitor your precious information. 

The Pro Plan of dfndr security has an Identity Theft Reports feature that can assist you with avoiding and mitigating a personal data breach of all the services you use daily in these ways:

  1. You can register multiple email addresses to monitor all your login credentials.
  2. You can receive alerts if any of your credentials are exposed.
  3. You’ll know immediately which passwords were compromised and get help on how to repair the issue.
  4. You’ll get a weekly security report on the status of your emails right into your inbox.

Besides this premium feature, Pro also offers these exclusive features:

Anti-theft Protection: Remotely lock your phone and erase data to prevent access and get photo evidence of a thief tampering with your device via email.

App Privacy Scan: Find out the potential privacy risk level of all your apps and see a location map to know where your app data is going.

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To better guard your personal information when shopping online, try to implement these tips:

  1. Don’t use the same password for all your logins. Use different passwords and make sure each is at least 6 to 8 characters long, with a combination of symbols, letters, numbers, and upper and lowercase letters. Use a password manager to generate strong, less breakable passwords.
  2. Never add your address or phone number to an online service unless it is absolutely necessary. 
  3. Don’t save your credit card or banking information when purchasing goods or services. Always opt-out and input your information manually whenever you buy something. It takes only 2-3 minutes to do and you’ll save yourself the pain of identity theft.