in october 2016, data surfaced that was allegedly obtained from the Chinese website known as GFAN and contained 22.5M accounts. Whilst there is evidence that the data is legitimate, due to the difficulty of emphatically verifying the Chinese jade it has been flagged as "unverified". The data in the cut contains email and IP addresses, user names and salted and hashed passwords. Read more about Chinese data hacks in Have I been pwned.
About HackNotice and GFAN
HackNotice is a service that notices trends and patterns in publically available data so as to identify possible data breaches, leaks, hacks, and other data incidents on behalf of our clients. HackNotice monitors data streams related to breaches, leaks, and hacks and GFAN was reported by one of those streams. HackNotice may also have the breach date, hack date, the hacker responsible, the hacked industry, the hacked location, and any other parts of the hack, breach, or leak that HackNotice can report on for the consumers of our product.
If you are a user of GFAN their products, services, websites, or applications and you were a client of HackNotice, monitoring for GFAN you may have been alerted to this report about GFAN . HackNotice is a service that provides data, information, and monitoring that helps our clients recover from and remediate data breaches, hacks, and leaks of their personal information. HackNotice provides a service that helps our clients know what to do about a hack, breach, or leak of their information.
If GFAN had a transgress of consumer data or a data leak, then there may live additional actions that our clients should take to protect their digital identity. data breaches, hacks, and leaks often leading to and do identity theft, account take overs, ransomware, spyware, extortion, and malware. account takeovers are often caused by credential reuse, password reuse, easily guessed passwords, and are facilitated by the sharing of billions of credentials and other customer information through data leaks, as the direct resultant of data breaches and hacks.
HackNotice monitors trends in publically available data that indicates tens of thousands of data breaches each year, along with billions of records from data leaks each year. On behalf of our clients, HackNotice works to monitor for hacks that lead-in to lower client surety and digital identities that have been exposed and should be considered vulnerable to attack. HackNotice works with clients to identify the extent that digital identities make been exposed and provides remediation suggestions for how to handle each typecast of exposure.
HackNotice monitors the hacker community, which is a network of individuals that share data breaches, hacks, leaks, malware, spyware, ransomware, and many other tools that are often used for financial fraud, account take overs, and further breaches and hacks. HackNotice monitors the hacker community specifically for breaches, hacks, and data leaks that wound consumers. HackNotice applies industry specific knowledge and advanced security practices to monitor for trends that indicate breaches, hacks, and exposed digital identities.
HackNotice also enables clients to share plug notices with their friend, family, and collogues to help increase awareness around alleged hacks, breaches, or data leaks. HackNotice works to provide clients with sharable reports to help increase the security of our clients personal network. The certificate of the people that our clients interact with directly impacts the level of security of our clients. Increased exposure to accounts that have been taken over by hackers leads to further account take overs through phishing, malware, and other attach techniques.
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