Two popular background check services suffered a data breach that affected over 20 million customers.
PeopleConnect, the company behind TruthFinder and Instant Checkmate said that hackers made off with a backup file containing personal information of 20 million customers who used the service between 2011 and 2019, and then posted the information publicly on a data breach forum.
The information included customers’ full names, email addresses, phone numbers, partial passwords, and password reset tokens.
The service is used by employers to check criminal records, job experience, education, and other publicly available data about job applicants.
If you or your company have utilized their service, you could be at risk from phishing attacks. Make sure you change passwords on your account, and monitor any banking transactions. Also, be watchful of phishing emails.
If you haven’t already added multi-factor authentication to your accounts, now is the perfect time to do it.