January 14, 2021

Data Breach Notification from Ubiquiti

Are you getting any email from Ubiquiti about the data breach? This blog will help you to keep your account safe.
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If you are a Ubiquiti user, then you have got an email concerning a mysterious data breach. I know many are getting. Either you change your password or you can be hacked at any time.

Ubiquiti, one of the biggest sellers of networking gears, routers, and webcams stated that unauthorized access affected their IT system.

The attacker accessed the UI.Com web portal from where they can take out an email address, passwords, names, and phone numbers.

In its forum, the company informs,

“We recently became aware of unauthorized access to certain of our information technology systems hosted by a third party cloud provider. We have no indication that there has been unauthorized activity with respect to any user’s account.”

Ubiquiti’s reaction after the breach
They have advised to change the password and turn on Two-factor authentication which could make the password stronger to be broken but there was no specific evidence available on how the users are impacted and the data breach happened.

It is still a mystery. They have stated that it is not certain if any user data has been exposed. 

Ubiquiti users can work remotely and manage their routers through the web. They have mentioned a third-party cloud provider that has accessed unauthorizedly.

The company claims that nearly 85 million of its devices “play a key role in creating networking infrastructure in over 200 countries and territories around the world.”

How to change the password
To do this, you have to log in to their web portal. From there, “Setting” and then, “Security tab”. Here they can change the password and turn on two-factor notification also.

The users who have forgotten their password by clicking on the “Forgot password” option. After providing your email address, you can reset your password. 

The news might seem like an inconvenience. There is no such worry but a precaution must be taken beforehand. Otherwise, it could affect your personal data at any time.

A data breach or interference can happen in many ways. As the company provides remote control service, there is a huge scope for your data to be breached.

There is still a lot left to improve IoT security. But first, we need to be aware of those hacks and make ourselves protected.

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