Friday, 19 May 2017

Font sharing site DaFont has been hacked, exposing thousands of accounts

A popular font sharing site DaFont.com has been hacked, exposing the site’s entire database of user accounts. Usernames, email addresses, and hashed passwords of 699,464 user accounts were stolen in the breach, carried out earlier this month, by a hacker who would not divulge his name.The passwords were scrambled with the deprecated MD5 algorithm, which nowadays is easy to crack. As such, the hacker unscrambled over 98 percent of the passwords into plain text. The site’s main database also contains the site’s forum data, including private messages, among other site information. At the time of writing, there were over half-a-million posts on the site’s forums.

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ORIGINAL SOURCE: ZDNet

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