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    I received a notification from my VPN stating that Motown experienced a data breach. Below is the description that it gave me. Is there any precautions that we should take on our end?


    The Motownmuscle.com website experienced a data breach. Over 25 thousand email addresses were exposed, together with credential, social media and personal data. Leaked records include username, date of birth, password hash, IP address, AIM, MSN and ICQ. The validity of the data exposed couldn’t be verified. Yet we’re still informing you about a potential data breach – but keep in mind there’s a chance of it being a false positive.

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    Did they ask you to verify your social security number?

    Seriously though, I haven't heard anything, not that I would but I didn't get an email or anything either. Honestly shocked Motown would have 25,000 registered users...

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteHawk View Post
    Did they ask you to verify your social security number?

    Seriously though, I haven't heard anything, not that I would but I didn't get an email or anything either. Honestly shocked Motown would have 25,000 registered users...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave89iroc View Post
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    Shocked we have that many. I wonder how many of them are bots? Still, if the email says over 25,000, it is probably fake.

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    I just received a similar email from Gunauction.com but the email it came from was "unauction.com" smells like a phishing expedition.
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    I watch my spam folder on yahoo pretty regularly, and yesterday, it went into warp speed. I am getting a spam fishing email once every five minutes or so, and it has been going for two days now of about 200 a day. Crazy.

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    Probably our great government at work lol. Seriously, though the email came from a reputable VPN network. According to the other provided info informs me that it got name, email, bday and some kind of generated pass code. I would just recommend that if you guys use this pass code in other places to go there and change it.
    If you download a VPN that monitors email it will tell you if it’s been breached and where. Anyway, I was just trying to get it out there just in case.

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    I hope that is it! It just sounds a little too random. They can spoof the sender address on those emails you get too, so it might look legit but is still a scam.

    And c'mon, use a fake birthday on websites! A lot of sites ask for it, so I use the day before my actual birthday - I call it my internet birthday. It's not like they are doing a background check or anything.

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    I got the same warning from my identity protection software.
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