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DailyMotion Allegedly Hacked, 85 Million User Accounts Stolen

This time one of the World’s leading video sharing platform Daily Motion is targeted by an unknown hacker. According to Bleeping Computer unknown hacker has supposedly breached video sharing platform DailyMotion and stolen details for 87.6 million accounts, belonging to approximately 85 million users, according to data breach index website LeakedSource.

LeakedSource, who provides a searchable database of user details leaked in various hacks, has added the DailyMotion stolen data to its search index.

According to news by zdnet, a hacker extracted 85.2 million unique email addresses and usernames from the company’s systems, but about one-in-five accounts — roughly 18.3 million– had associated passwords, which were scrambled with the bcrypt hashing function, making the passwords difficult to crack.

The hack is believed to have been carried out on Oct. 20 by a hacker, whose identity isn’t known, according to LeakedSource, a breach notification service, which obtained the data.

Dailymotion launched in 2005 and is currently the 113rd most-visited website in the world, according to Alexa rankings.

Bcrypt is a cryptographic algorithm that makes the hashing process so slow that it would literally take centuries to actual brute-force password of a user.

About Kamran Mohsin

Kamran Mohsin
Kamran Mohsin is a Certified Ethical Hacker. Currently working as a Penetration Tester within a private company in Pakistan. He is also doing Masters in information Security. He worked in web development (front-back-end) from recent back years. With the passage of time he took interest in Hacking and started to write blogs on IS from late 2015.

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