We all know very well that despite its unique and minimalist design, Reddit is one of the most visited and used Internet sites. With communities dedicated to almost every topic, it draws millions of users daily. However, now according to the latest reports, the well-known social news aggregation, web content rating, and discussion website, of course, Reddit got hacked.
Reddit Hacked – Emails, Private Messages, Passwords Stolen
Despite its unique and minimalist design, Reddit is one of the most visited and used Internet sites. With communities dedicated to almost every topic, it draws millions of users daily.
Like any other service available on the Internet, Reddit is also exposed and susceptible to problems. That was what discovered recently, a security hole exposed user data.
The latest security breach has been announced by Reddit and calls into question the protection of its users’ data. It was recently discovered and revealed that between June 14 and 18, it was allowed access to copies of the Reddit databases.
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This access has been able to intercept the SMS that the Reddit security systems send to their employees, as an additional measure of protection. It was in a publication on Reddit itself that its chief security officer reported on this problem.
According to the information published, the data accessed is not recent and refers to the years between 2005 and 2007. From that period, user data were collected, including encrypted passwords, usernames, public and private exchanged messages, and associated email addresses.
In addition to this less current information, more recent information such as emails sent to users last June was also included, including users’ email addresses.
Reddit has undertaken to thoroughly investigate this information leak and to take the necessary steps to ensure that it does not happen in the future. The most obvious measure is to abandon the SMS to transmit the additional authentication measures and start using the apps.
It will also be communicated to the affected users that their data has been accessed and what access has been made. However, it is advised that everyone carry out the usual password change and the activation of the additional security measures that Reddit already makes available.
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