Tumblr Says Email Security Breached

Discussion in 'HardForum Tech News' started by HardOCP News, May 12, 2016.

  1. HardOCP News

    HardOCP News [H] News

    Dec 31, 1969
    I'm not sure how you can "thoroughly investigate" something like this when you didn't even know about it until now. Making matters worse, the passwords were from early 2013. Anyhow, if you are one of the affected users you will need to reset your password.

    We recently learned that a third party had obtained access to a set of Tumblr user email addresses with salted and hashed passwords from early 2013, prior to the acquisition of Tumblr by Yahoo. As soon as we became aware of this, our security team thoroughly investigated the matter. Our analysis gives us no reason to believe that this information was used to access Tumblr accounts. As a precaution, however, we will be requiring affected Tumblr users to set a new password.
  2. Axehandler

    Axehandler Gawd

    Dec 19, 2007

    THATS good security
  3. drakken

    drakken [H]ard|Gawd

    Aug 19, 2004
    I wondered how people were stealing accounts... a bunch of my friends outside of the states kept getting locked out there accounts they have been sharing selfies on for years now...