Norton LifeLock recently reported that nearly one million active and inactive accounts were targeted in a credential stuffing attack. Credential stuffing is a type of cyberattack where hackers use automated attempts to guess passwords from stolen or leaked data. This means that anyone who has reused their password on multiple accounts may be at risk for having their information compromised.
Warnings of Password Manager Account Breach: NortonLifeLock Urges Customers to Change Passwords
NortonLifeLock recently issued a warning that attackers may have gained access to customer data stored in the Password Manager feature. This could include first and last names, phone numbers, and potentially other private information stored in the vaults.
Depending on what data users have saved, this breach could lead to the theft of digital assets, compromise of other accounts, exposure of secrets, and more.
NortonLifeLock is especially concerned about those customers who use similar passwords for their Norton account and Password Manager master key. This allows attackers to easily pivot from one account to another.
In response to the attack, NortonLifeLock has reset passwords on impacted accounts and implemented additional security measures to prevent further malicious activity. To protect yourself against potential security threats, make sure you are using strong passwords and enabling two-factor authentication whenever possible.
It’s important to take steps to protect your passwords and other sensitive information from falling into the wrong hands. Here are some tips for keeping your data secure:
- Use strong, unique passwords for each account you have. A strong password should include at least 8 characters with a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers, and symbols. Avoid using common words or phrases, as these can be easily guessed by hackers.
- Enable two-factor authentication (2FA) whenever possible. 2FA adds an extra layer of security by requiring users to enter a code sent via text message or email before they can access an account. This makes it much harder for attackers to gain access even if they manage to guess your password.
- Don’t reuse passwords across multiple accounts. If you’re using the same password for multiple accounts, it only takes one breach for all of them to be compromised at once.
- Be aware of phishing scams and other malicious emails or links that could lead to malware infections or other security threats. Never click on suspicious links or download attachments from unknown sources, as these could contain malicious code designed to steal your personal information or damage your computer system.
By taking these simple steps, you can help protect yourself against credential stuffing attacks and other cyber threats targeting Norton LifeLock customers. Remember: Your security is only as strong as your weakest link – so make sure you’re taking the necessary precautions to keep your data safe! Read Get Hitch for all your cyber security news and information