Has UKBF been subject to a data breach?

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  1. mdj101

    mdj101 UKBF Contributor

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    So when did this happen? I've not received any notification, but Google is advising me that this website has been subject to a data breach and my password has been compromised and should be changed?
     
    Posted: May 13, 2020 By: mdj101 Member since: Mar 10, 2008
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  2. Annoying Donkey

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    How would Google know this and why would they care enough to notify you?
    Presumably you have had an email purporting to be from Google. Check the email is truly from Google.
     
    Posted: May 13, 2020 By: Annoying Donkey Member since: Sep 13, 2009
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  3. mdj101

    mdj101 UKBF Contributor

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    no, this wasn’t an email. I got a notification when visiting the website. Google manages our passwords and obviously monitors websites that have been hacked and the details that are released about those hacks.

    This isn’t the only website on the list, there’s various other forums sites that I subscribe to.

    It just annoys me when forums like this don’t notify people of the breach which they are required to do under gdpr rules
     
    Posted: May 13, 2020 By: mdj101 Member since: Mar 10, 2008
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  4. mdj101

    mdj101 UKBF Contributor

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    I get notified when anyone attempts to use any of my passwords or usernames on any website.
     
    Posted: May 13, 2020 By: mdj101 Member since: Mar 10, 2008
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  5. alan1302

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    How does Google know there has been a breach?

    Have you asked UKBF?

    Are you sure Google is not telling you check passwords on all sites - not just this one?
     
    Posted: May 13, 2020 By: alan1302 Member since: Jun 2, 2018
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  6. Mr D

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    Is the forum aware of the breach before you posted?
     
    Posted: May 13, 2020 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  7. UrbanRetail

    UrbanRetail UKBF Enthusiast

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    Do you use the same email/password combination on any other sites?

    Google gives me the same notifications, but I haven't received anything for UKBF. I don't use the same email/password combo anywhere else.
     
    Posted: May 13, 2020 By: UrbanRetail Member since: Mar 3, 2012
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  8. alan1302

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    Ah, that is what it is - they must use the same username/password for other sites - one site has been compromised and Google is telling you to check.
     
    Posted: May 13, 2020 By: alan1302 Member since: Jun 2, 2018
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  9. arnydnxluk

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    For those questioning why or how Google would do this, it's likely the Password Checkup feature which is part of Google's Password Manager built into Chrome. The same feature is available in other password managers such as 1Password or through services such as Have I Been Pwned. If UKBF has been breached it's possible it happened a while ago (and has already been addressed) or they're simply not aware.
     
    Posted: May 13, 2020 By: arnydnxluk Member since: Jan 1, 1970
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  10. Ian J

    Ian J Factoring Specialist Verified Business ✔️
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    I've just checked my own unique email address for this site on https://haveibeenpwned.com/ and mine is fine and hasn't been pwned.

    Unfortunately my personal and business email addresses have been pwned countless times over the years
     
    Posted: May 13, 2020 By: Ian J Member since: Nov 6, 2004
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  11. mdj101

    mdj101 UKBF Contributor

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    Nope, different passwords for each account. Do use the same username in some places though.
     
    Posted: May 13, 2020 By: mdj101 Member since: Mar 10, 2008
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  12. fisicx

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    UKBF has not had a data breach. It's your username/password that has been compromised somewhere.
     
    Posted: May 13, 2020 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  13. Annoying Donkey

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    Blimey! People trust Google Password Manager with their passwords... :eek:
     
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    Posted: May 13, 2020 By: Annoying Donkey Member since: Sep 13, 2009
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  14. Mr D

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    Some people apparently trust Google to look out for the person's best interests over Google's best interests.
     
    Posted: May 13, 2020 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  15. JEREMY HAWKE

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    My betting account was hacked but not this site
     
    Posted: May 14, 2020 By: JEREMY HAWKE Member since: Mar 4, 2008
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  16. Ian J

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    Posted: May 14, 2020 By: Ian J Member since: Nov 6, 2004
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  17. alan1302

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    Except they only know your passwords because you told them what they are - there is no other way for them to know them.
     
    Posted: May 14, 2020 By: alan1302 Member since: Jun 2, 2018
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  18. Ray Newman

    Ray Newman UKBF Regular

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    Hello -- UKBF editor here.

    For clarity, there hasn't been a data breach here, as others have explained above.

    Google's password manager will warn you when it notices that a password you use on one site (e.g. UKBF) is also being used for another that has had a data breach.

    In other words, people who have your username and password combo from that site might be able to login into other websites using the same info.

    So, although we haven't had a breach, you should change your UKBF password ASAP.
     
    Posted: May 14, 2020 By: Ray Newman Member since: Dec 13, 2018
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