You may have heard about the MOAB (Mother of All Breaches). Simply put, in January 2024 a lot of user information was made available to the dark web. What this means to you is that your usernames/passwords may have been stolen and are no longer secure.
So now what?!?
Here are a few steps you can take to tighten up your accounts:
- Reread Are Your Passwords Secure?
- Change your passwords and don’t use them for multiple sites
- Be hyper-vigilant about emails and phone calls you might receive. Make sure you don’t become a victim of phishing*
There is a lot more that can be done, but these 3 steps will get you started.
*Phishing: Attempting to acquire sensitive data, such as bank account numbers, through a fraudulent request in email, web, or phone, in which the perpetrator masquerades as a legitimate business or reputable person.