Apollo.io is a cloud-based platform that provides a variety of sales and marketing solutions for businesses. It is primarily known for its database of B2B (business-to-business) contact information, which includes over 200 million verified contacts and company profiles.
With Apollo.io, users can search for and filter through the database to find potential leads, build targeted lists of prospects, and create personalized outreach campaigns. The platform also includes tools for email tracking and automation, as well as analytics and reporting features to help measure the success of sales and marketing efforts.
In addition to its database and sales and marketing solutions, Apollo.io also offers integrations with a variety of other tools and platforms, including CRM (customer relationship management) systems, marketing automation platforms, and more.
There was a data leak incident involving Apollo.io in 2021. In July 2021, a security researcher discovered that a database containing personal information of millions of individuals and businesses was publicly available on a hacker forum. The database reportedly included information from the Apollo.io platform, among other sources.
According to Apollo.io, the leaked information included data on approximately 10 million individuals and 9 million companies. The information included names, job titles, email addresses, phone numbers, employer names, and other details. However, Apollo.io has stated that no sensitive information such as passwords, credit card details, or social security numbers were included in the leak.
Apollo.io has said that they took immediate steps to secure the database and are working with authorities and experts to investigate the incident. They have also stated that they are implementing additional security measures to prevent similar incidents from happening in the future.
If you believe your personal information may have been affected by the Apollo.io data leak, it’s a good idea to monitor your accounts and be on the lookout for any signs of fraudulent activity. You may also want to consider taking steps to protect your identity, such as freezing your credit or using identity theft protection services.