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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.

sector

Social Media

reported

May 26, 2016

reported by

Motherboard

number affected

potentially 100,000

location of breach

Unknown

perpetrators

Criminals

location of perpetrators

Unknown

date breach occurred

Unknown

date breach detected

May 2016