Dailymotion hack exposes millions of accounts
A lot of accounts associated with online video sharing site Dailymotion, one of the greatest video platforms in the world, have been taken. A hacker extracted 85.2 million unique email addresses and usernames from the company’s systems, but about one-in-five accounts — roughly 18. 3 million– had associated passwords, that have been scrambled with the bcrypt hashing function, making the passwords difficult to split.
The hack is assumed to have been taken out on October 20 by a hacker, in whoever identity isn’t known, relating to LeakedSource, an infringement notification service, which obtained the data. Dailymotion launched in 2005, and is currently the 113 most visited website in the world, according to Alexa rankings.
zdnet confirmed the data by coordinating up plaintext passwords with the hashed password found up against the email address by using a readily available online tool. In one case, the e-mail address and security password blend were unique to Dailymotion, suggesting that the data could just have come from the video sharing site. We also reached away to a number of men and women whose emails were found in the data but nobody responded by the time of publication.
Although due to password security and that only some of the accounts had associated passwords, the damage is somewhat limited for Dailymotion customers. In any circumstance, it can’t hurt to change your password to be safe.