Dashlane Launches Threat Assessment Tool, 1-Year Free Premium Password Protection for 4 Million Federal Government Employees After Records Breach
Jun 09, 2015, 10:00 ET
NEW YORK, June 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the breach of 4 million personal records, Dashlane has created an online tool that government employees can use to assess their exposure to identity theft and the security of their online accounts.
Dashlane is also offering 1-year of free Dashlane Premium; the world's premier password protection software.
The breach potentially affects all 2.1 million current federal employees, and over two million retired and former employees. These individuals need to protect their accounts immediately. Although it was announced on June 5, the breach occurred in December, which means hackers and criminal elements have had six months to exploit the data.
Emmanuel Schalit, Dashlane CEO, states," Passwords are the first line of defense for protecting your online identity. Unfortunately, many people have unsafe password practices that leave them vulnerable, such as reusing passwords and including personal information in their passwords. The latter is particularly dangerous as hackers who may have acquired personal information in this or other breaches will be able to easily access and manipulate accounts."
The Dashlane Premium offer is valid for all current, former, and retired government employees. No credit card is needed. Employees sign-up and will automatically receive Dashlane Premium, which normally costs $40. The offer expires on Friday June 12 at 11:59 PM ET. Affected employees can activate their discount by visiting:
Dashlane's threat tool provides government employees with an assessment of their risk of exposure by utilizing a Dashlane and account security best-practices. Dashlane's team is also monitoring the Deep Web and other online sources for activity and lists sourced from the breach and will update the tool if additional information becomes available. Government employees can use the tool on Dashlane's Threat Center: www.Dashlane.com/ThreatCenter
Affected individuals can follow the Threat Center for the latest on the breach. Dashlane recommends these people take the following actions:
- Change Passwords Now – All at-risk employees need to change their online passwords immediately. Dashlane's Password Changer features pioneering technology that allows users to automatically change passwords on 150 leading websites in a single click. Learn more: https://www.dashlane.com/password-changer-list
- Scan For Vulnerabilities – In addition to the tool in the Threat Center, government employees can utilize Dashlane's Inbox Scan. Scan analyzes a user's email inboxes for sensitive information and hidden threats, and then provides a Security Report detailing potential vulnerabilities.
- Monitor Developments – The Dashlane Threat Center will provide continuous updates on the breach. Affected employees should read all information provided by their agency's HR department, as well as monitor their email, banking, and other online accounts for suspicious activity.
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