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Hack attack led to data leak of more than 1 million users BTC-E and BitcoinTalk

Hack attack led to data leak of more than 1 million users BTC-E and BitcoinTalk

by sigismund » 2016-09-02 15:53:04


Allegedly, the incidents occurred in 2014 and 2015, respectively.


In a resource LeakedSource specialized in publishing information about the leaks turned out to be two databases that are stolen as a result of hacking Internet sites of cryptocurrency exchange BTC-E and the popular forum BitcoinTalk. Allegedly, the incidents occurred in 2014 and 2015, respectively.

According to the posted on LeakedSource information database BTC-E includes logins/passwords, email addresses, IP addresses, dates of registration, language settings and regarding the balance of your Bitcoin wallets data 568,355 users. According to the representative of the resource, all passwords are encrypted using unknown algorithm and to decrypt them for the moment impossible.

In the case of BitcoinTalk in the hands of the attackers got the usernames, password hashes, email addresses, dates of birth, security questions, hashed with secret answers and some other data 499,593 forum users. The leak occurred in may of last year. During the attack on the employee of one of the Internet providers BitcoinTalk, an attacker could obtain the credentials of a number of different servers, including servers BitcoinTalk.

According to the resource LeakedSource, only 9% of passwords were encrypted using the weak MD5 algorithm. When other encryption algorithm was used sha256crypt. According to the representative of the site, decryption 60-70% of them will take at least a year.

Earlier this week it became known about two data breaches. In the first case, the Network has been data more than 71 thousand users of the popular game Minecraft online World Map, in the second case at the disposal site LeakedSource were 43 570 999 user records music service Last.fm kidnapped in an attack in 2012.
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