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Account Credentials in the Millions Stolen from Dailymotion Website

All through 2016, plenty of websites acquiesced having their security compromised and becoming victims of hack. The latest is Dailymotion which's a French website. It is a major video-sharing site globally. Following the breach Dailymotion stated that hackers stole a few of its users' account details; however, did not give any specifics. Cnet.com posted this, December 6, 2016.

As per LeakedSource, an anonymous attacker hacked 85.2m distinct usernames and e-mail ids from Dailymotion.

In particular, the hacked data consisted of users' encrypted passwords, usernames and e-mail ids. Approximately, one account within every 5, counting some 18.3m, contained associated passwords. These were encrypted using a hashing function called 'bcrypt' even as they were re-keyed ten times so that theoretically they would be harder to decipher. Though the particular encryption does not stop the passwords from getting cracked, it does imply the cracking can be a laborious process.

Richard Parris CEO of Intercede a cyber-security firm in his remarks about the assault states that disturbingly for the accountholders of Dailymotion who're impacted due to the hack, it isn't merely their accounts on Dailymotion that are endangered for, undoubtedly there'll be many end-users who've used their passwords on a large number of other websites.

DailyMotion, the firm based in Paris, advised its users towards making their passwords afresh. It also called on associates that use the video facility within their own platforms/applications and implement the 0Auth 2.0 validation towards carrying out password change too. The advices are on the back of DailyMotion's consideration for maintaining users' account security on apriority basis.

The Dailymotion hack turned out to be the latest within one lengthy list of incidents during 2016. In November, reports emerged that 400m visitors to Stripshow.com, Penthouse.com and Adult FriendFinder encountered data theft during October. Outdated or long time credentials from the Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr and MySpace social-networking websites too were among the data taken into LeakedSource's database during the current year.

Notably, within its Post, DailyMotion suggests all concerned end-users who think their data got compromised during the breach to search LeakedSource's database and find out whether their credentials are included within ones which had been stolen.

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