Who knew you couldn't count on Russians to have decent encryption practices, eh.
This is a lil outside the ONTD norm, but as I got alerted both by the tweet above AND Firefox just now, I'm sharing it.
For all us poor saps still using LJ
- FF tells me the breach originally happened in Jan of 2017 OR 2014.
- Since May 8th, data dumps of apparently33,717,787 accounts have been on hacker websites.
- LieJournal has denied it, but there have also been attacks on Dreamwidth credentials, as many people would use the same email/password combo over there too.
- As the database is nearly 6 years old (Seriously, even hackers are too slow to compromise accounts), hopefully you've changed your pw in those months. If not, at least make sure it isn't the same PW/email combo you use on other sites.
This has been your friendly ONTD IT Professional warning. MD5, I ask you...