As the world continues to fight COVID-19, the situation in the digital world is not much better. There have been numerous reports of new security breaches in 2020, one of the most notable of which was a Quidd data breach.
The incident is still pretty bizarre, as Quidd, an important digital gathering platform, remains tied to the gap. Risk-based security researchers have confirmed that the data of up to four million users is at risk.
Quidd data theft goes public
Security researchers have also checked whether the passwords remain encrypted. However, many of them do not belong to regular users, but to large companies. Some of the names that immediately caught the eye are AIGM Target, Microsoft and Tuatanota.
The database went through private hacking forums for over a month. The data was first published in Pastebin on March 12 this year. [ZDNet]
It was finally released on March 29th, and finally leaves the shadows of private forums. It is now available to everyone.
Theft affects companies and users alike
The person behind the leak is said to be called ProTag. In the past, you exchanged emails, passwords, and similar credentials. Quidd users now appear to have published almost four million access data.
As mentioned earlier, a large portion of the accounts appear to belong to large companies. However, most Quidd users are still teenagers and young adults. Anyone affected by data theft should remain on high alert as multiple phishing attacks are more than likely.
In the meantime, Quidd remains silent as it continues to avoid informing its users of the violation. Regardless, all Quidd users must change their credentials immediately.
Millions are more affected by similar incidents
While Quidd data theft is a massive incident, it’s not the only, or even biggest, gap in 2020.
Marriott International was also hit again at the end of March. The gap affected 5.2 million guests of the hotel chain. The new incident occurs less than two years after an earlier incident that affected 500 million guests over several years.
Not to mention reports of half a million zoom accounts for sale on the deep web, as Bleeping Computer recently revealed. The data included emails, passwords, meeting URLs, and even user passwords.
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