Companies Ping Users on Breach Lists as Leaked Logins Flood Web

Bloomberg Law

"Email inboxes can be prime hunting grounds for hackers and scammers trying to sneak into user accounts and steal information. But a recent email from TripAdvisor Inc., asking users to change their passwords was anything but a scam. The company alerted an unknown number of users in June that their TripAdvisor login information was on a list of publicly leaked passwords and that they would need to reset their credentials. A representative for TripAdvisor said the company scans the internet for leaked credentials and confirmed it notified some of its users but declined further comment."

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