Miscellaneous Rumbles

TrueFire Users Read This

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I was just notified that 600,000 TrueFire users accounts were illegally accessed.

Here's the info:

In February 2020, the guitar tuition website TrueFire suffered a data breach which impacted 600k members. The breach exposed extensive personal information including names, email and physical addresses, account balances and unsalted MD5 password hashes. The data was provided to HIBP by dehashed.com.

TrueFire Breach

Compromised data: Account balances, Dates of birth, Email addresses, Names, Passwords, Phone numbers, Physical addresses, Usernames

TrueFire hasn't notified me but another site that tracks data hacks did.

TrueFire said in their statement almost 5 months ago, which I never received (Good customer service there, TF!):

TrueFire went on to recommend that affected users review payment card statements for suspicious activity, as well as following standard preventative measures against identity theft. It also provided assurance that it was monitoring for any more unauthorised activity on the site, and was working with “computer forensic specialists to determine the full nature and scope of the intrusion”, as well as reporting the breach to law enforcement authorities.

2

True Fire is new to me, but sorry to read this. Seems like here in The Modern World, if it has not been hacked, it will be -- eventually.

3

I have a True Fire account. I created one in order to buy Walter's course a couple of years ago, and I have found quite a few good lessons on there in addition to his (Bill Kirchen, Kid Andersen, Roben Ford, etc.).

I am disappointed that this is a breach that True Fire decided not to bother sharing with its users. Thanks for the warning.

4

sigh. This has been happening more and more recently....

6

Class action: https://chimicles.com/truef....

– Moltenmagna

Thanks for sharing. I wish more companies would be held accountable for this. It's a (relatively) simple case of failing to protect your customers' information.


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