The “Have I Been Pwned” website has been very active as of late:
|Reported Date||Event||# of Olathe accounts||Description|
|1/7/2019||Collection #1||352||A large collection of 772,904,991 stolen accounts was found|
|2/21/2019||MyFitnessPal||358||MyFitnessPal data breach|
|2/25/2019||DubSmash||23||DubSmash video messaging service data found for sale on dark web*|
|2/28/2019||EyeEm||1||Photography website EyeEm breach|
|3/3/2019||ShareThis||138||ShareThis social bookmarking and sharing service data found for sale on dark web*|
|3/12/2019||Houzz||102||Web design service breach|
The vast majority of these breach events were found more than 90 days ago so people have already been forced to change their district passwords. Though when I say the number of Olathe accounts I mean, the number of those account with an “olatheschools.org” email address associated with their account. The concern is that statistically about 60% of people re-use passwords across all of their accounts.
You can find out if one of your accounts has been involved in a known data breach by subscribing to haveibeenpwned.com.
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*The “Dark web” is slang for a an anonymous computer network operating outside of the effective reach of law enforcement.