Attackers Hack Professional Messaging Service HipChat

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Intruders were able to compromise HipChat’s servers and access names, usernames, email addresses, and encrypted passwords of a small percentage of its userbase.

The incident affected less than 2 percent of customers of HipChat, a business-focused group chat and instant message (IM) service.

“While HipChat passwords are one-way encrypted (hashed and salted), as an added precaution we have triggered a password reset for all affected users,” states an online notice about the breach.

HipChat is owned by Australia-based enterprise software provider Atlassian. 

Last month, Atlassian released updates to address a serious vulnerability affecting several of the company’s solutions, including Confluence, FishEye, Bamboo and Crucible.