Norton LifeLock BreachDate: December 2022

Norton is a well-known antivirus company that's been offering antivirus software and services to customers since 1990. The Norton Lifelock service is a password manager technology that also comes with alert tools and identity monitoring solutions. The password protection service is supposed to be a reliable way to store confidential information, but the service was breached for several users in December 2022.

 

What Was the Breach?

 

The Norton LifeLock breach led to the loss of any private information held within the password manager. This means all of the following information and much more. 

  • Account passwords and usernames
  • Financial account information
  • Credit card information
  • Bank account credentials

How Did the Breach Occur?

The individuals that attempted to attack Norton LifeLock accounts purchased large lists of login information and attempted to access as many accounts as possible. While inputting the login information, the users were able to get access to many LifeLock accounts, where additional information could be harvested.

When Did This Breach Occur?

The Norton LifeLock data breach occurred on December 1, 2022. At that time, an individual attempted to get into LifeLock customer accounts to take control of all their account information. Norton didn't verify that attacks had actually occurred until December 22, 2022.

Who Does the Breach Impact?

This data breach affects Norton LifeLock customers that may have been compromised in the attack. Any accounts that were breached could have given up vital information for countless other accounts.

How Many Files Does the Breach Affect?

Norton didn't release a count for the number of accounts that were accessed due to this data breach, but a large number of accounts were compromised in the attack. Anyone that is suspected of having been compromised will receive a notification from Norton. If you receive a letter from the company about this breach, you should take immediate action to freeze your credit account, and begin changing passwords to your important accounts.

 

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