Android forum site hacked; data swiped on 1 million users
Phandroid's Android Forums Web site is hacked this week, ZDNet reports. The site urges members to change passwords immediately.
The data includes the user names, e-mail addresses, hashed passwords, and registration IP addresses of the forums' more than 1 million users. To change your password, go to UserCP, or use the "forgot your password?" page. As always, if you use the same e-mail address and password combination on other accounts, change those too.
A community manager for the site posted the news earlier this week, informing members that it may have been an attempt to grab e-mails. Phandroid will continue to investigate what happened.
"I have some unfortunate news to pass along," the post reads. "Yesterday I was informed by our sever/developer team that the server hosting Androidforums.com was compromised and the website's database was accessed. While the breach is most likely harmless, there are important and potential pitfalls, and we want to provide as much helpful information to our users as possible (without getting too technical)."
The post explains that the method used to get the data has been identified and resolved. The site's staff have been reviewing the database and file system for further issues.
This has been a rough week for Internet security, asand also discovered that data was hacked this week.