Patreon donation website's consumer knowledge revealed on-line after hack
Patreon, the crowdfunding platform for artists, has been hacked lately, and virtually 15 gigabytes of knowledge stolen from the location is now out there on-line. Safety researcher Troy Hunt of have I been pwned? informed Ars Technica that he discovered 2.three million e mail addresses (together with his personal) within the knowledge dump, together with password and donation data, personal messages and even the web site’s supply code. Observe that some screenshots of the info dump that surfaced on-line point out that a part of the info stolen was generated as just lately as September twenty fourth.
Whereas Patreon makes use of a hashing algorithm referred to as “bcrypt” that is usually robust to crack, id thieves might use vulnerabilities within the supply code to assist them decrypt passwords related together with your e mail addresses. Ars says that is what hackers did to decode the delicate information they took from Ashley Madison, the cheaters’ courting web site that was revealed to have very few feminine customers. To guard your self, make sure that to vary the password not simply in your Patreon account, but in addition in your e-mail and for some other web site the place you used the identical particulars.
— amlolz (@amlolzz) October 1, 2015
The greenback determine for the Patreon campaigns is not the difficulty, it is supporters identities, messages, and so forth. Every little thing personal now public.
— Troy Hunt (@troyhunt) October 2, 2015
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