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Internet Radio Service 8tracks Hacked, 18 Million Accounts Stolen
29 June 2017, 10:48 am

Internet radio service 8tracks was hacked earlier this week, and attackers managed to extract no less than 18 million accounts, including usernames, hashed passwords, and email addresses.

In a message posted on the company’s blog, 8tracks confirms the hack, and says that it all started from an employee’s Github account that was not using two-factor authentication. IT admins became aware of the hack once the attackers attempted to change the password of the Github account, they say.

8tracks explains that only users who signed up with email are affected by the hack, while everyone else, including those who are using Google and Facebook accounts to log in, are completely secure.

No sensitive customer data compromised

Furthermore, the passwords are hashed and salted, so hackers would have a hard time cracking them, though this isn’t out of the question for the time being. As a... (read more)

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