"Scribd use of an old hashing algorithm has led to users' accounts being put at risk following a hacking attempt."
The world's largest document sharing site Scribd says it was hacked earlier this week and believes up to one percent of its 100 million users' passwords were compromised due to being stored with an outdated hashing algorithm.
"Earlier this week, Scribd's operations team discovered and blocked suspicious activity on Scribd's network that appears to have been a deliberate attempt to access the email addresses and passwords of registered Scribd users," Scribd said on its support page on Wednesday.
"Because of the way Scribd securely stores passwords, we believe that the passwords of less than one percent of our users were potentially compromised by this attack."
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