The Decorating Website Houzz Was Breached

The decorating website called Houzz stated that account usernames and passwords have been compromised by an unknown source. They also mentioned if their users also logged into Houzz using Facebook, their user’s public Facebook ID was exposed as well.

Houzz quickly sent emails to their users base to urge them to change their passwords.

“Houzz recently learned that a file containing some of our user data was obtained by an unauthorized third party,” which was stated on their website. “The security of user data is our priority. We immediately launched an investigation and engaged with a leading forensics firm to assist in our investigation, containment and remediation efforts. We have also notified law enforcement authorities.”

When did they find out about this incident?

“We learned about the incident in late December 2018 and immediately engaged with a leading forensics firm to assist in our investigation, containment, and remediation efforts.”

How do you reset your password?

“You may reset your password at https://www.houzz.com/changePassword. Please note that in order to reset your password, you will need to have access to the email address that is associated with your Houzz profile.”


Company’s need to consider to do more security awareness training to protect users from themselves and to be in the know of the top phishing trends.

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Patrick Domingues

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