One of the popular video streaming websites, Dailymotion has been hit a cyber-attack that is said to have led to a massive data breach of more than 85 million user accounts. The data breach occurred on October 20, according to data breach monitoring company LeakedSource. After its report, Dailymotion on Tuesday came into action to issue an advisory to its users to change their passwords, in addition to denying any compromise of user data.
Dailymotion, owned by the media group Vivendi, took this event to its blog, where it has said that the hack is limited and there has been no data breach. “It has come to our attention that a potential security risk, coming from outside Dailymotion may have compromised the passwords for a certain number of accounts. The hack appears to be limited, and no personal data has been comprised.” the blog post said. The data breach is said to have supposedly stolen 85.2 million usernames and email addresses, along with 18 million scrambled passwords on October 20, LeakedSource said, BBC reports.
However, just to mark its users safe, Dailymotion has advised them to change their passwords to something that is not obvious and as easy as ‘password1234’ or some other letter-number combination that can be hacked with some guesswork. For its partners, Dailymotion has laid down a recommendation to use its refresh-token method to authenticate their apps and services.If you use Dailymotion, you should change your password by following these simple steps:
- Go to Dailymotion website either on the Web or mobile
- Log into your account, as you normally do
- You’d see the Settings option in the drop-down menu on the top right corner, click or hover on it
- Now, select the Account Settings
- Replace the old password with a new and stronger password, and you’re set
With this latest cyber-attack, the number of Internet security rupture has risen to an alarming number. LinkedIn, TalkTalk, Indian payment card system are some of the recent examples of cyber-attacks.