It's been a very active year for cybercriminals. The number of data breaches are out of control. We recently told you about the largest breach in history, when 500 million Yahoo accounts were compromised.
Keeping your own information safe can be stressful enough, but what if you have to start worrying about your children or grandchildren's safety? Unfortunately, with the latest data breach, that's the world we are living in.
The website, i-Dressup, was recently breached and an estimated 2 million usernames and passwords have been exposed so far. i-Dressup describes itself as a flash dress up games site and online community that encourages members to explore their creativity and fashion sense with unique personal profiles.
On top of i-Dressup being breached, the site owners are not responding to contact attempts from a breach notification service. Meaning the vulnerability is still active and the accounts of nearly 5.5 million members are at risk. Making matters worse, passwords were stored on the site in plain text and not encrypted.
Cybercriminals who get their hands on the leaked information can sell it on the dark web to the highest bidder, or just put it up online for everyone to see. It's more difficult to know when a minor is a victim of identity theft because they normally have yet to begin monitoring their credit reports.