Good news ! Hackbusters community is waiting for you !  https://discuss.hackbusters.com
KnowBe4 has been running the HackBusters site for a few years now, providing you with trending IT security news. We are expanding it and have launched a new exciting online community! The forum is divided into four main topics or categories: Social Engineering, Ransomware, Phishing and Security Awareness Training. You are invited to be one of the first to join us at: https://discuss.hackbusters.com.

It's 4PM on Friday, almost time to log off and, oh look, Disqus says it's been hacked

Spittake

Disqus, the developer of website comment systems used worldwide, is playing the old "bury bad news late on a Friday" card – as it just confessed one of its databases was swiped by hackers.

The software maker, which produces reader comment boards for blogs and newspapers everywhere, admitted at 4pm Pacific Time, Friday, that a network intruder was able to grab a copy of a database snapshot from 2012 – which contained nearly 18 million account records, from email addresses to, in about a third of them, SHA1-hashed passwords.

"While we are still investigating the incident, we believe that it is best to share what we know now. We know that a snapshot of our user database from 2012, including information dating back to 2007, was exposed," Disqus founder Jason Yan said today.

"The snapshot includes email addresses, Disqus user names, sign-up dates, and last login dates in plain text for 17.5m users. Additionally, passwords (hashed using SHA1 with a salt; not in plain text) for...(continued)

View All Trending Stories