DoorDash has admitted that it has been the victim of a data breach, which has affected about 4.9 million merchants and people.
In a recent blog post, DoorDash announced that it noticed some odd activity early in September from a third-party service. After looking into it, the company found that an unauthorized third party was accessing user data from DoorDash on May 4, 2019. DoorDash immediately took steps to stop any future access and to improve security.
Those who were affected by this breach joined DoorDash on April 5, 2018 or before. Those who joined after that specific date were not part of this breach. The company said it will contact those customers who were affected.
This breach involved data including email addresses, names, order history, delivery addresses, phone numbers, and encrypted passwords. In some situations, bank account numbers and the last four digits of payment cards were also released. Additionally, the driver’s license numbers of approximately 100,000 delivery people were accessed. Bank account information and full payment card numbers were not compromised.
This data is called PII or Personal Identifying Information that could be used to open new accounts, take over existing or “socially engineer” you. Going forward, as with all data breaches be on the lookout for scammy emails and phone calls. Be suspect every time the phone rings and make sure unless you are 100% sure, you aren’t clicking links in emails even if you recognize the sender.
DoorDash also said that it has added additional layers of security in order to protect the data of its customers, and it has improved the protocols that are used to get access to this data. The company has also told customers that it is a smart idea to change their passwords, even if they were not affected.
ROBERT SICILIANO CSP, is a #1 Best Selling Amazon author, CEO of CreditParent.com, the architect of the CSI Protection certification; a Cyber Social and Identity Protection security awareness training program.