85M User Accounts Compromised from Video-sharing Site Dailymotion

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A hacker stole 85.2 million user accounts from Dailymotion, a large video-sharing service.

The breach includes unique user names and email addresses and the hashed passwords for about 18 million users, according to an announcement Dec. 5 by breach notification service LeakedSource. The incident appears to have happened Oct. 20.

ZDnet confirmed the data came from Dailymotion, though it noted the type of hashing used on the passwords will make them difficult to crack.

Dailymotion on its blog suggested users change their passwords as a precaution or rely on token-based authentication.