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DaFont Site Hacked, Almost 700K Accounts Exposed
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2017, 11:16:49 PM »
DaFont Site Hacked, Almost 700K Accounts Exposed
19 May 2017, 10:22 pm

DaFont.com was hacked earlier this month, the company announced, exposing its entire database of almost 700,000 usernames, email addresses, and passwords in plaintext. If you have an account on the site providing freely downloadable fonts, it's probably best you change your passwords to secure your other accounts. 

At fault for this hack is the platform's easy to hack password hashing system using the MD5 algorithm, as the hacker exploited a union-based SQL injection vulnerability. 

The database not only contains usernames, emails addresses, and passwords, but also data and user conversations collected from the forum, as well as corporate accounts from Microsoft, Google, Apple, and government agencies across the United States and the United Kingdom. 

"I heard the database was getting traded around so I decided to dump it myself - like I always do, mainly just for the challenge and training my pentest skills," the hacker told
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Softpedia News / Security

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