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Disqus confirms 2012 hacker attack: stolen 18 million

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: October 9, 2017 in Industry News

Disqus the popular comment hosting service was hacked . The company providing the famous blog and information site plugin has recently admitted that it has suffered a major data breach in 2012, during which hackers extracted and stolen data from more than 17.5 million users . Stolen data includes email addresses, user name used on Disqus, registration dates, and dates of the last log-in of all affiliated accounts. It’s not over because hackers put at least one third of the password of these 17.5 million accounts, encrypted with the weak SHA-1 .

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