March 11, 2021

Mozilla Firefox Monitor - WST

With the number of breaches that seem to occur each year it can be difficult to keep track of where your data may have been compromised. Luckily, Mozilla now tracks publicly disclosed breaches here: https://monitor.firefox.com. Keep in mind that newer or undisclosed breaches will most likely not show up on this list. As a rule of thumb, it is always a good idea to do a quick check list when you find an account has been potentially compromised.

  1. Was any account authentication information stolen? This can include passwords, PIN’s, or security questions and answers. If so, you need to determine if this information was used on other accounts as well. Any accounts that have reused information of this should be reset as well.
  2. Was any financial information stolen? For payment information that has been compromised, it is best to be proactive and reach out to the financial organizations before any signs of compromise occur.
  3. Was my contact information compromised? You should consider any contact information such as email address, phone number or street addresses ripe for an increase in spam and social engineering attacks if it has been exposed. Users should be extra vigilant when it pertains to these accounts after a breach.

The truth of the matter is most of us will be victims to a breach at some point if we have not been already. We hope these quick tips help you be proactive when such incidents may occur and can help you mitigate some of the impact.

Authored by: Greg Peterson, CEH

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