Hackers stole emails and passwords of 1.7 million from social image sharing site Imgur

Hackers stole emails and passwords of 1.7 million from social image sharing site Imgur
The image-sharing website Imgur has informed the public yesterday about a data breach that happened a few years back. According to a statement by Imgur, approximately 1.7 million accounts were compromised in 2014.

Imgur clarifies that hackers have seemed to have acquired email addresses and passwords of affected users, but there was no personally-identifying information to be acquired so no names, addresses or phone numbers have leaked.

However, while the passwords were encrypted, they used an older and less secure SHA-256 hash that could have been broken with brute force. Imgur updated their encryption algorithms to a more modern version last year.

If you've been affected, you should have already received an email from Imgur which prompted you to change the password immediately. Obviously changing passwords on every site that shared that password is necessary as well.



Written by: Matti Vähäkainu @ 25 Nov 2017 11:41
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  • hearme0

    Never heard of this site. Another dime-a-dozen "upload" site with bad security and a "who gives a shit, what are the chances it happens to us" mentality.

    The world could use a plague to take out 3.6 billion.......start with child predators and then move immediately to dime-a-dozen website owners.

    27.11.2017 14:10 #1

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