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Ugh – I am so over these data breaches, it’s like my info will never be secure…
There have been several data breaches announced this year already and get ready to add another because DoorDash Just Announced A Data Breach That Exposed 5 million People’s Info. Sigh!
Experian released information in a press release saying:
On Sept. 26, DoorDash announced a data breach that affected nearly 5 million of its customers, restaurant owners and delivery workers, potentially exposing their personal information to hackers.
The food delivery and pickup company investigated the breach that occurred on May 4, when it says an unauthorized third party was able to access the information of users who joined before April 6, 2018. DoorDash says it immediately locked out the third party and took steps to ramp up its data security.
The information took included:
- Names, email addresses, delivery addresses, order histories and phone numbers from users’ profiles. Profile passwords were also taken, but were “hashed and salted”—protective measures that scramble information in a way that makes it nearly impossible to read.
- The last four digits of some customers’ credit or debit cards. DoorDash says the full card numbers and card verification values (the three- or four-digit codes on the front or back of cards) weren’t taken.
- The last four digits of some delivery workers’ and merchants’ bank accounts.
- Driver’s license numbers of about 100,000 delivery people.
So, if you use DoorDash it is worth knowing about this and as precaution, check your accounts and credit report regularly and report anything suspicious.