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.
The passwords were protected using the Bcrypt hashing algorithm with ten rounds of rekeying, making it difficult for hackers to obtain user’s actual password.
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.