DoorDash Suffers Major Data Breach

DoorDash  has confirmed a data breach.

The food delivery company said in a blog post Thursday that 4.9 million customers, delivery workers and merchants had their information stolen by hackers.

The breach happened on May 4, the company said, but added that customers who joined after April 5, 2018 are not affected by the breach.

It’s not clear why it took almost five months for DoorDash to detect the breach.

DoorDash spokesperson Mattie Magdovitz blamed the breach on “a third-party service provider,” but the third-party was not named. “We immediately launched an investigation and outside security experts were engaged to assess what occurred,” she said.

Users who joined the platform before April 5, 2018 had their name, email and delivery addresses, order history, phone numbers and hashed and salted passwords stolen.

The company also said consumers had the last four digits of their payment cards taken, though full numbers and card verification values (CVV) were not taken. Both delivery workers and merchants had the last four digits of their bank account numbers stolen.

Around 100,000 delivery workers also had their driver’s license information stolen in the breach.

The news comes almost exactly a year after DoorDash customers complained that their accounts had been hacked. The company at the time denied a data breach and claimed attackers were running credential stuffing attacks, in which hackers take lists of stolen usernames and passwords and try them on other sites that use the same passwords. But many of the customers we spoke to said their passwords were unique to DoorDash, ruling out such an attack.

When asked at the time, DoorDash could not explain how the affected accounts were breached.

On Thursday, DoorDash announced in a blog post that an “unauthorized third party” had accessed user data of approximately 4.9 million “consumers, Dashers, and merchants.” DoorDash said names, email addresses, delivery addresses, order histories, phone numbers, and hashed, salted passwords all “could” have been accessed. But it’s not clear what, if anything, might have been done with the data by the third party.

Some financial information was also accessed. DoorDash said that “for some consumers,” the last four digits of payment cards were accessed, but full card numbers and CCV numbers were not. In addition, some couriers and merchants also had the last four digits of their bank account numbers accessed. Approximately 100,000 of the company’s delivery workers had their driver’s licenses compromised as well.

DoorDash said the data was accessed on May 4th, but the company did not discover the breach until sometime after it began an investigation earlier this month of “unusual activity involving a third-party service provider.” The company is informing customers affected by the breach now. The breach is believed to have primarily targeted DoorDash users who signed up on or before April 5th, 2018, although the company recommends changing your password regardless of when you signed up, “out of an abundance of caution.”

The breach comes about a year after some DoorDash customers said their accounts had been hacked, but DoorDash told TechCrunch at the time that there had not been a data breach. We’ve reached out to DoorDash for comment and will update this article with anything we hear.

Correction, 6:52 PM ET: The breach is believed to have primarily targeted DoorDash users who signed up on or before April 5th, 2018, not just those who signed up before April 5th, 2018, as we originally stated.

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