Popular video sharing platform DailyMotion has been hacked and millions of usernames, email addresses and hashed passwords of users have been stolen. Around 87 million DailyMotion accounts have been affected and around 85 million of them were linked to unique email addresses. Here's what you need to know.
The stolen data was obtained by breach notification service LeakedSource and around 20% of the accounts (roughly 18 million users) had hashed passwords tied to them. Passwords were hashed using the bcrypt algorithm which makes them hard to crack. According to the LeakedSource, the DailyMotion breach appears to have taken place around October 20, 2016.
If you use DailyMotion, you can check if your account has been affected through LeakedSource. Be sure to change your password if you are affected.