Archive for October 8, 2017 | Daily archive page

Disqus discovers its comments tool was hacked in 2012. 17.5m accounts involved, 2/3rds without passwords.

Disqus has confirmed its web commenting system was hacked. The company, which builds and provides a web-based comment plugin for news websites, said Friday that hackers stole more than 17.5 million email addresses in a data breach in July 2012. About a third of those accounts contained passwords, salted and hashed using the weak SHA-1 […]

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