On September 26, 2019 DoorDash Got Hacked. Not the exact terminology that they used to when they announced a data breach that affected 4.9 million consumers.
From DoorDash blog.
We take the security of our community very seriously. Earlier this month, we became aware of unusual activity involving a third-party service provider. We immediately launched an investigation and outside security experts were engaged to assess what occurred. We were subsequently able to determine that an unauthorized third party accessed some DoorDash user data on May 4, 2019. We took immediate steps to block further access by the unauthorized third party and to enhance security across our platform. We are reaching out directly to affected users.
What information was compromised?
- Consumer Names
- Email Address
- Postal delivery address
- Password, kudos for hashing it (concealed using encryption).
- Last four digits of consumers credit card numbers
The hacked also revealed the driver’s license numbers of about 100,000 delivery workers and their last four digits of bank account numbers.
Experian also blogs the DoorDash data breach and offer solutions on how to protect yourself from future data breaches.
- Secure your online account
- Use caution before sharing your personal information
- Of course, freezing your credit reports
What is our take away from this latest hacks?
- Do no trust these companies to protect your data.
- Apply Credit Lock or Credit Freeze your accounts.
- Learn to protect yourself against Phishing attack.
- Use Two-Factor authentication if available.
- CBSNews.com – DoorDash data breach exposes nearly 5 million accounts.
- Experian.com – DoorDash Data Breach: What to Know