Instacart may have offered Americans a way to stay safe during the pandemic by doing their grocery shopping online but now the grocery app may have put customers at risk after 278,531 accounts were found on sale in two dark web stores.
“This is the most personal information – where someone lives, their buying habits, etc., and especially for people living alone, their information has been made public,” said Chloé Messdaghi, vice president of strategy, Point3 Security. “The most likely bet is that this is a phishing situation. The most important thing is to let customers know their data is out there and urge them to change passwords and monitor accounts. These are historic times and some bad actors are driven to these types of attacks by urgent financial need.”
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