So, Imgur had a security breach in 2014. Also, happy Thanksgiving, Americans!
∙ On Thursday, November 23, a security researcher who frequently deals with data breaches sent Imgur an email notifying them of data he was sent that contained information on Imgur users.
∙ Immediate investigation took place, and it was confirmed the next morning (Friday Nov. 24) that approximately 1.7 million Imgur user accounts were compromised in 2014
∙ The compromised data included only email addresses and passwords.
"Imgur has never asked for real names, addresses, phone numbers, or other personally-identifying information (“PII”), so the information that was compromised did NOT include such PII."
Imgur notified users immediately, which web security expert Troy Hunt praises. Especially in comparison to Uber's data breach last year, where it was revealed they paid the hacker $100,000 in hush money. Oh, and they only just recently notified
users of the breach.You can check any and all of your e-mails to learn whether or not those emails are attached to websites that have been breached at haveibeenpwned.com, run by Troy Hunt himself
. The website also informs searchers of whether or not the compromised data has been pasted or shared publicly. Entering your e-mail will not
further compromise user data.Sources
: Imgur Twitter, Troy Hunt Twitter ( 1 & 2 ), Have I been pwned?My trash e-mail is in the database of 12 websites that have been compromised lmao. I never allow my PII (address, credit card information, etc.) to be saved within a website's database. Ever. So I'm safe.
Check yourselves before you wreck yourselves, ONTD!