Data leaks you're unsure about?

Why am I seeing breaches for websites I've never signed up for?

At some point, you might see your information has been a part of a data breach for a company that you never signed up with. This can be disconcerting, but here are a couple reasons why this might happen:

  1. Your data has become a commodity. Sometimes data is collected by one company and sold to another. User data is one of the hottest commodities to be sold and collected around the internet, so it can end up pretty far from its starting point. If the company that bought your data is breached and your information is leaked online, Jumbo will be able to find the website or database that was breached, but not necessarily the original website you put your information into.
  2. Your data changed hands. It's also possible that the original service that you signed up for was purchased by another company and underwent a name change. Companies change hands often and unfortunately sometimes your data does as well.

What is a sensitive source/combo list?

Data breaches marked Sensitive Source or Combo List occur when your information was found in a list of usernames/passwords on the dark web.

Because these lists are assembled over multiple data breaches, we are not able to provide more information such as which specific websites they attacked. However, you can reinforce your security by changing passwords for important accounts, such as your emails, bank accounts, and any others that contain personal information.

In addition to changing your passwords, here are a couple of other tips:

  1. Enable two factor authentication (2FA). 2FA adds an extra layer of security for your accounts. Jumbo can help you enable 2FA on Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, and Amazon. Or, most accounts will allow you to add 2FA through another authenticator app or through SMS.
  2. Use a password manager. A password manager helps store your passwords in one secure location. Make sure that your new password for each account is completely unique as reusing passwords can compromise your security.