Dailymotion is a video-sharing website based in France on which users can upload, watch and share videos. It is one of the biggest video platforms in the world, offering a mix of content from users.
The hack was actually announced by Leakedsource after obtaining a database containing 87.6 million accounts, which has usernames, email address and around 18 million password hashes.
Leaked source who usually crack password from dumped sources, dosen’t have a plan of doing so due to it’s encryption strength. Passwords were hashed with the Bcrypt hashing algorithm, with 10 rounds of rekeying. For more details on Bcrypt.
“It would be a waste of resources for us to crack them, so we typically don’t bother”, “A determined hacker who wants to crack one person’s hash may still be able to.”
Even though passwords are hard to crack, users may be targeted for Phishing campaigns.
How can you stay protected?
- Consider using a password manager for additional security.
- Leakedsource indexed dailymotion data, you can check for your account breach.
- Pay more attention to suspicious email’s, may be they are Phishing emails.