Dota 2 Forum Hacked

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Dota 2 Forum Hacked

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Dota 2 Forum Hacked

Dota 2’s (Defense of the Ancients 2) official forum has suffered a serious setback with close to 2 million registered user’s personal information being stolen. Dota 2 is a multi-player online battle arena video game. E-mail and IP addresses, usernames, user identifiers and hashed passwords were accessed and stolen. This massive data breach occurred around a month ago on July 10, 2016. The same were then conveyed to LeakedSource on August 9, 2016 by an unknown sender. In their blog post LeakedSource data mining company has revealed that the researchers were successful in converting more than 80% of the passwords to their plaintext forms which were stored using MD5 hashing and a salt. The hack has been acknowledged by the Dota 2 forum developers who have reset the passwords for all forum user accounts. Dota 2 forum has taken immediate step to address and resolve the situation. Although the security notice clarifies that users’ payment and Steam credentials were not stolen and therefore are safe, still the forum developers have directed and in a way warned users regarding changing their passwords i.e. if they have been using the same password for other sites. The forum administrators are virtually clueless as to how and what led to this great debacle on their forum. However, according to Reddit it is due to an SQL injection that the dev forum got breached. It is of utmost importance and top-most priority to change your password as soon as possible and check on LeakedSource for your credentials right now if you are possessing an account at Dota 2 dev forum. It is also highly recommended to change your password immediately if you have been using it on other sites. It will protect you from losing access to them as well. This recent breach shows that there is no respite even in the gaming industry as far as hacking goes. Not too long ago, in fact it was just a couple of weeks or so ago that user accounts of 1.6 Million gamers were stolen in a data breach of the Clash of Kings forum.


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