Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Imgur Data Breach Exposed 1.7 Million Users Emails and Passwords by Hackers

Imgur Data Breach exposed almost 1.7 Million Users sensitive Emails and Passwords that was occurred in 2014.

Imgur is an online image sharing community which has 150 Million total users, 6 Billion page views per month, 1.5 Million Images uploading daily by Imgur visitors.

This potential Imgur Data Breach was reported by a Web security Expert Troy hunt who is actively running Data Breach services called  Have I Been Pwned.

Imgur Data Breach Investigation

After his Incident Report passed to Imgur’s Chief Operating Officer via Email. Further investigation revealed, and Imgur team finally confirmed that approximately 1.7 million Imgur user accounts were compromised in 2014.

Since 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.

At that time Imgur used an older hashing algorithm that leads to hackers performing Brute force attack against the Imgur Website.

Troyhunt  said, “I disclosed this incident to Imgur late in the day in the midst of the US Thanksgiving holidays,” said Hunt. “That they could pick this up immediately, protect impacted accounts, notify individuals and prepare public statements in less than 24 hours is absolutely exemplary.”

Imgur Started notifying to impacted users via their registered email address, and they urged to update their passwords.

According to Imgur, we are still actively investigating the intrusion; we wanted to inform you as quickly as possible as to what we know and what we are doing in response. But Imgur said that site security had improved since the breach.

Some of Very Recent Data Leaked Online

  1. Famous Cosmetic Company “Tarte” leaked 2 Million Customers Personal Data Online
  2. Fashion Retailer FOREVER 21 Admits Payment Card Security Breach
  3. Accenture Data Leak Exposed 137 Gigabytes of Highly Sensitive Data Online
  4.  Deloitte Hacked by Cyber Criminals and Revealed Client & Employee’s Secret Emails
  5. Leading research and advisory firms Forrester was hacked
  6. Disqus confirms it’s been hacked and more than 17.5 Million Users Details Exposed
  7. Gaming Service R6DB Database deleted By Hackers and held for Ransom
  8. Biggest Hack Ever – Each and Every Single Yahoo Account Was Hacked in 2013
  9. Pizza Hut Hacked – Users Reporting Fraudulent Transactions on their Cards
  10. Hyatt Hotels Data Breach Exposed 41 Hotel Customers Payment Card Information
  11. Verizon Wireless Confidential DataLeaked Accidentally by Its Employee
  12. ABC Company Massive Data Leaked online from Amazon S3 Bucket
  13. Pentagon Data Leak Exposed 1.8 Billion of Social Media Surveillance Data
  14. Uber Data Breach Exposed Personal Information of 57 Million Uber Users
  15. HP Exposed more than 400,000 Customers Sensitive Information Online
Website

Latest articles

Singapore Police Arrested Two Individuals Involved in Hacking Android Devices

The Singapore Police Force (SPF) has arrested two men, aged 26 and 47, for...

CISA Conducts First-Ever Tabletop Exercise Focused on AI Cyber Incident Response

On June 13, 2024, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) made history by...

Europol Taken Down 13 Websites Linked to Terrorist Operations

Europol and law enforcement agencies from ten countries have taken down 13 websites linked...

New ARM ‘TIKTAG’ Attack Impacts Google Chrome, Linux Systems

Memory corruption lets attackers hijack control flow, execute code, elevate privileges, and leak data.ARM's...

Operation Celestial Force Employing Android And Windows Malware To Attack Indian Users

A Pakistani threat actor group, Cosmic Leopard, has been conducting a multi-year cyber espionage...

Hunt3r Kill3rs Group claims they Infiltrated Schneider Electric Systems in Germany

The notorious cybercriminal group Hunt3r Kill3rs has claimed responsibility for infiltrating Schneider Electric's systems...

Hackers Employing New Techniques To Attack Docker API

Attackers behind Spinning YARN launched a new cryptojacking campaign targeting publicly exposed Docker Engine...
Balaji
Balaji
BALAJI is an Ex-Security Researcher (Threat Research Labs) at Comodo Cybersecurity. Editor-in-Chief & Co-Founder - Cyber Security News & GBHackers On Security.

Free Webinar

API Vulnerability Scanning

71% of the internet traffic comes from APIs so APIs have become soft targets for hackers.Securing APIs is a simple workflow provided you find API specific vulnerabilities and protect them.In the upcoming webinar, join Vivek Gopalan, VP of Products at Indusface as he takes you through the fundamentals of API vulnerability scanning..
Key takeaways include:

  • Scan API endpoints for OWASP API Top 10 vulnerabilities
  • Perform API penetration testing for business logic vulnerabilities
  • Prioritize the most critical vulnerabilities with AcuRisQ
  • Workflow automation for this entire process

Related Articles