Reddit confirms data breach compromised usernames, passwords and email addresses

  • Reddit confirms data breach compromised usernames, passwords and email addresses
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    The website forum reddit confirmed that it was the victim of a data breach that hacked usernames, passwords and email addresses, but has not confirmed the Size of the breach.
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The website forum reddit confirmed that it was the victim of a data breach that hacked usernames, passwords and email addresses, but has not confirmed the Size of the breach.

The website uses confirmed hackers who broke in through compromised employee accounts – one from 2007 which included details of all public and private activities in the period from 2005 to the two data sets and may 2007.

There was also a second, probably larger set of data between 3 and 17 June of this year, which included logs and databases related to receiving daily digests, send Reddit users.

This data includes usernames and email addresses associated with these accounts.

The firm said it discovered the breach on June 19 with the attack that took place during the four previous days.

On reddit said it was a user account of the messaging “if there’s a chance that the accepted credentials reflect current password” and urged users to check their mailboxes on reddit, as well as their e-mails to determine if they were affected by the violation.

“If Your account was affected and there is a chance that the powers apply to the password that you are using on reddit, and we can help You recover Your account on reddit password,” chief technical Director of the company Christopher Slowe said.

“Whether or not Reddit will ask you to change the password, do you still use the password that You used on reddit 11 years ago, today any other site.

“If your email address was affected, to think about whether there is something on your account on reddit that You wouldn’t want to be associated back to this address”.

The forum said that staff were available when hackers managed to break two-factor authentication to confirm the logon.

It uses a text message system that requires people to enter a code sent to them via SMS, as well as normal login when you try to open the page.

However, on reddit said that hackers have intercepted these messages.

In response to attacks, cybersecurity experts warn users to be vigilant for any phishing scams that may be attempted with stolen data.

Robert Capps, Vice President, NuData security, said: “fortunately, it’s a violation of Reddit do not include credit card information.

“However, we all know bad actors are very talented fraud schemes with user information that was leaked.

“From phishing attacks and dictionary attacks, where fraudsters try some common passwords, based on user information – a synthetic personality, as the e-mail address can go a long way in the hands of a bad actor.

“Reddit to do it right, informing its global community about the extent of the damage, advising of the steps on Reddit and let the community know that they should look to do.”

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