Earlier this week, Opera detected the signs of an attack where access was gained to Opera sync system. But, the attack was quickly blocked by the Opera. However, according to their investigation some data, including some of their sync users’ passwords and account information, such as login names, may have been compromised.
A Hacker Broke Into The Opera’s Server
As we all know that Opera is a browser that walks a few years trying to win its place in the market. Although after having such good features it has not been able to assert itself due to strong competitors.
One of its features, known as Opera Sync, has now been attacked, and user data were stolen. Opera has acknowledged the problem and is trying to solve. According to their investigation some data, including some of their sync users’ passwords and account information, such as login names, may have been compromised.
It was on its official blog that the Opera has made known its latest problem. A hacker broke into its servers successfully, and user data were stolen. The attack must have happened earlier this week.
The stolen data is stored thanks to its synchronization service Opera Sync enabling you to store and access remotely. You can also sync with other instances of Opera that are already running on other machines.
According to Opera, the stolen data are the users’ passwords, usernames, and other information as we told earlier. Although they were stolen, the passwords are encrypted or having some strong encryption.
To eliminate this problem, Opera immediately decided to change the password of all affected users, which must carry out the recovery of the same, according to the information provided on its official blog.
Despite being a major problem, it made possible to see that only a small portion of its users was affected, among the 350 million users of Opera, only 0.5% users use Opera Sync, which is only 1.7 million. Hence, the remaining users who do not use the feature Opera sync, simply they do not need to take any actions.