Uptick in Compromised Accounts at Reddit
Password cracking; Stolen credentials; User accounts compromised
Reddit has had to reset the passwords of 100,000 users in two weeks, due to hacks. The company disclosed on May 26 that there has been a jump in account hijackings by malicious -- or at best spammy -- third parties.
“Though Reddit itself has not been exploited, even the best security in the world won't work when users are reusing passwords between sites," Reddit’s founding engineer Christopher Slowe wrote on the company's website.
There will be more password resets “as we continue to verify and validate that no one except for you is using your account,” Slowe said.
May 26, 2016
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