Zoosk (2020)



On ⁨January 12, 2020⁩, ⁨Zoosk (2020)⁩ was breached. Once the breach was discovered and verified, it was added to our database on ⁨August 7, 2020⁩.

Why did it take so long to report this breach?

What data was compromised:

  • Email addresses
  • Dates of birth
  • Drinking habits, Education levels, Ethnicities, Family structure, Genders, Geographic locations, Income levels, Names, Nicknames, Physical attributes, Political views, Relationship statuses, Religions, Sexual orientations, Smoking habits
Breach data provided by Have I Been Pwned

What to do to protect your personal info

Though passwords weren’t exposed in this breach, there are still steps you can take to better protect your personal info.

Use an email mask

Giving out your real email address makes it easier for hackers or trackers to find your passwords or target you online. A service like ⁨Firefox Relay⁩ hides your real email address while forwarding emails to your real inbox.

Try ⁨Firefox Relay⁩
Avoid using personal info in PINs

Because your date of birth is easy to find in public records, it’s best to avoid using it in passwords and PINs. People who know your birthday could also very easily guess your PIN.

Use unique, strong passwords for every account

Password reuse puts all your accounts at risk. This means that if one password gets exposed, hackers have the keys to many accounts.

Store passwords in a safe place

Put your login details in a secure place only you can access, such as a password manager. This also makes it easy to keep track of all your different passwords.

Be cautious about giving out personal information

Don’t hand out personal data if you don’t have to. If you are asked to enter or give out your email address, ZIP code, or phone number, you can say no.

Update software and apps regularly

Updating your smartphone apps, browsers, and operating systems makes your devices more secure. These updates fix bugs, software vulnerabilities, and security problems.

How does ⁨Mozilla Monitor⁩ treat sensitive sites?

⁨Mozilla Monitor⁩ only reveals accounts associated with these types of breaches after an email address has been verified. This means you’re the only person who can see if your information was in this breach (unless someone else has access to your email account).

Why did it take so long to report this breach?

It can sometimes take months or years for credentials exposed in a data breach to appear on the dark web. Breaches get added to our database as soon as they have been discovered and verified.