DoorDash data breach hits 4.9 million customers

September 27, 2019 — San Francisco–based food delivery company DoorDash has confirmed a data breach, in which the information of their 4.9 million customers, delivery workers and merchants were stolen by hackers.The disclosure comes exactly a year after another instance in which dozens of people complained that their DoorDash accounts were improperly accessed and had fraudulent food deliveries charged to their account.

Data in the wrong hands – especially personally identifiable information – can have a huge impact on customers. Personal information, combined with other user data from other breaches and social media, builds a complete profile. In the hands of fraudsters and criminal organisations, these valuable identity sets are usually sold to other cyber-criminals and used for a myriad of criminal activities, both on the Internet and in the physical world.
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