711 Million Emails Stolen By Spambot: Here Are Some Practical Tips You can Take

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As fun as it is to say “Spambot,” this isn’t a funny situation.

Definition: A Spambot is a computer program designed to assist in the sending of Spam. It’s designed to send as many emails as possible to as many people as possible, with (usually) the goal of getting people to expose personal information in return.

In what may be the largest malware email hack ever, it looks like this Spambot may have siphoned 711 million email addresses, and possibly passwords.

Details here

With that many email addresses in play, many of us could have been affected.

So, what to do:

  1. If you’re worried about it, check this website: https://haveibeenpwned.com. It’s a great site that has been set up by a good guy. *If your email shows up, change your password.*
  2. Even if your email doesn’t show up on the site, today might be a good time to change your email password. Can’t hurt to take this step.
  3. Reminder: There are very good ways to change passwords regularly now. Our favorite remains Dashlane. https://www.dashlane.com

If you need more info, or have questions or comments, hit us up!

 

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