Data Breach Information Center

What you need to know about passwords and data breaches.

What do Yahoo, Target, Anthem, eBay, and Marriot have in common? They have all had major data breaches in the last few years. Unfortunately, data breaches are becoming a common thing.

To keep yourself safe you need good password management. Especially if you are guilty of using the same password in many locations. Hackers know we tend to reuse passwords. So when they get your login info from one site, they try it on many sites. They are able to check thousands of sites in minutes. 

Digicom’s Password Security Check will test your password against known breaches. It will also test how fast an attack can crack your password. Give it a try to test your online security. Need help managing passwords? Click here to see what we recommend for password management.

RSS Latest Data Breach News
  • Experian (South Africa) - 1,284,637 breached accounts September 1, 2020
    In August 2020, Experian South Africa suffered a data breach which exposed the personal information of tens of millions of individuals. Only 1.3M of the records contained email addresses, whilst most contained government issued identity numbers, names, addresses, occupations and employers, amongst other person information.
  • LiveAuctioneers - 3,385,862 breached accounts August 22, 2020
    In June 2020, the online antiques marketplace LiveAuctioneers suffered a data breach which was subsequently sold online then extensively redistributed in the hacking community. The data contained 3.4 million records including names, email and IP addresses, physical addresses, phones numbers and passwords stored as unsalted MD5 hashes. The data was provided to HIBP by breachbase.pw.
  • Unico Campania - 166,031 breached accounts August 19, 2020
    In August 2020, the Neapolitan public transport website Unico Campania was hacked and the data extensively circulated. The breach contained 166k user records with email addresses and plain text passwords.
  • Utah Gun Exchange - 235,233 breached accounts August 19, 2020
    In July 2020, the Utah Gun Exchange website suffered a data breach which included several other associated websites. In total, 235k unique email addresses were exposed before being traded online alongside names, usernames, genders, IP addresses and password hashes. The data was provided to HIBP by breachbase.pw.
  • Catho - 1,173,012 breached accounts August 18, 2020
    In approximately March 2020, the Brazilian recruitment website Catho was compromised and subsequently appeared alongside 20 other breached websites listed for sale on a dark web marketplace. The breach included almost 11 million records with 1.2 million unique email addresses. Names, usernames and plain text passwords were also exposed. The data was provided to HIBP […]

Our thanks to Troy Hunt (haveibeenpwned.com) for his hard work to keep us all safer by sharing his data breach information with the good guys.