Published on August 14th, 2019 | by Chuck64
Credit Karma Glitch Shows Your Credit Information To Other People (Do NOT Check!) [Now Fixed]
Update: Credit Karma is now stating that the issue has been fixed. Full statement below:
Trust and safety is very important at Credit Karma and when something unforeseen happens related to our platform, we take it very seriously, take action and alert our members when necessary.
What our members experienced this morning was a technical malfunction that has now been fixed. There is no evidence of a data breach.
Credit Karma has multiple layers of defense in place that provide rigorous controls and protections to safeguard members’ personal information. Additionally, we use 128-bit or higher encryption to protect during the transmission of data to our site and encrypt data at rest.
I think it’s a bit disingenuous to say that there was no evidence of a data breach when the definition of a data breach is ‘A data breach is a security incident in which information is accessed without authorization.’ which is exactly what happened here.
Original post: In an apparent glitch, Credit Karma is showing your credit information to other people and other people’s credit information to you. When you login and refresh, you’ll continuously see other people’s credit information, scores, bankruptcty, etc.
Based on prior experience, it’s advisable NOT TO LOGIN INTO YOUR CREDIT KARMA since it’s possible that this is a cookie issue which causes your information to be shared with others. Of course that might have nothing to do with it, but as a precaution I’m avoiding checking mine.
Reports are that it’s affecting mobile, possibly not affecting computer, but it’s worth waiting this one out. Update: Affecting desktop as well.
Hat tip to u/Lontoron