Data breach exposes roughly 22 million register.com accounts


Do you have a register.com account?

If so, then you should check it out and update your security settings immediately. Log-on to your account and change your password, as well as enable two-factor authentication (2FA).

A few weeks ago, Adobe suffered a data breach exposing millions of creative cloud accounts due to a misconfigured server.

Now, Web.com and all it’s subsidiaries, including register.com suffered the same fate. A third-party gained an unauthorised access to user account information through a number of their computer systems.

The company became aware of the breach on October 16, 2019 and indicated that roughly 22 million accounts were being accessed.

Although they claimed that no credit card information were compromised, the exposed information still included names, physical addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and other customer details.

The exposed information could be used to phishing and email scams, blackmails and/or sextortion, or identity theft.

You can read more info here about the security announcement.

While this breach may not directly impact you, it only shows that you should care for your online security for both personal and work. Learn more here why data privacy matters.

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