Phishing campaigns are a common activity for hackers in order to steal your usernames or passwords. They can use fraudulent emails but also malware (malicious software) to infect a connected device (computer, cell phone, tablet).
During our latest proactive security monitoring, we detected unusual activity being performed on some eVault accounts. This could lead to the theft of usernames and passwords of eVault users in order to access their accounts.
At UKG (formerly PeopleDoc) data security is our number one priority. We have put in place different actions to protect our customer data as well as push out information campaigns to educate our customers about data security.
Each end user also has a role to play to protect their own personal data. This is why we want to share with you a list of recommendations on the creation and use of secure password habits.
- Change your passwords regularly as described in this article.
If you forgot your password, you can reset it as described here.
- Do not use the same password on multiple websites. So that if one of your accounts is hacked, other accounts will remain secure.
- Create strong passwords:
- Add symbols and numbers to increase complexity.
- Do not include personal information (date of birth, pet name, social security number, etc.) in your password.
- Never use your network username as a password.
- Use a sentence/passphrase where possible rather than a single word.
- Activate a 2-factor authentication on your eVault to strengthen its security (as described in this article).
We continue our work to help you make your data more secure. In case you have any questions or concerns about MyPeopleDoc eVault security, do not hesitate to contact our dedicated support team by following this link.