E&T news story: Daily Motion cyber attack leaks 80 million user emails

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Dec 08, 2016
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A cyber attack on the video hosting website Daily Motion has resulted in more than 80 million user details being leaked, according to a breach detection site.

Leakedsource claims that the user names and email addresses of more than 85 million users of the website, as well as 18 million encrypted passwords, were stolen in a cyber attack in October.

However, because the passwords have been scrambled by an encryption algorithm, user accounts should not be accessible to hackers.

In response, Dailymotion has advised users to change their passwords, but has not confirmed the number of accounts affected.

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