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Over 5.3 million passwords exposed on the dark web in three months

Friday 14 August 2020 13:28 CET | News

UK-based fintech ClearScore has discovered over 5.3 million passwords on the dark web in just three months. 

After the company launched a dark web fraud protection platform back in April 2020, 1 million customers have signed up to use the free add-on. According to the credit platform, users from Birmingham are the most likely to experience a data breach, with the average resident having nine breaches on the dark web. 

Customers from Liverpool are the least likely to suffer from a security breach, with the average person only having five pieces of data stolen. ClearScore has identified 440,000 actions that would protect against data breaches, but only a third (143,000) have acted on their security breaches. 

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Keywords: ClearScore, fintech, UK, United Kingdom, password, dark web, dark web fraud, fraud protection, fraud, data breach, security breach
Categories: Banking & Fintech | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud
Countries: United Kingdom
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Banking & Fintech