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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
I'm a software engineer by profession, a passionate and experienced web designer, developer and blogger. I use to work with programming languages on daily basis and works to get something new into my knowledge prior to what I had before. I write blogs about information security, WordPress, various ways to make money and more.

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