Posted on: August 12, 2020
Massive Data Breach
Posted by: Phil Stalnaker
We would not be doing our job if we didn’t watch out for breaches like this. Our intent is not to scare you, but to make sure you are well informed and can avoid the numerous problems that arise from a data breach like this.
You may have never heard of Apollo.com. They are a data mining company (also known as a Sales Intelligence Company). The data breach occurred in 2018, but the list of names was just found on July 28. This means, basically, the list was bought and held for a time so that people would not be vigilant to watch for this several years later. This is why we watch the Dark Web for you.
This link is a link to the original story of the breach. It is still causing problems today. It was found on an Identity Theft forum, so other information may have been compromised (Addresses, Date of Birth, Social Security numbers). We suggest you monitor your credit reports and be mindful of anything that looks suspicious. https://www.wired.com/story/apollo-breach-linkedin-salesforce-data/
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