Video sharing website, DailyMotion hacked, 85 million user accounts Stolen
Video sharing site DailyMotion, which is one of the largest video sharing and viewing platforms on the Internet, has reportedly been compromised. The DailyMotion hack was announced breach notification service, LeakedSource on Monday which said that details of 85 million users were stolen by unknown hackers.
LeakedSource revealed that the unknown hackers stole 85.2 million records consisting of usernames, email addresses, and some hashed passwords from Dailymotion.
LeakedSource, who provides a searchable database of user details leaked in various hacks, has added the DailyMotion stolen data to its search index. Since opening, LeakedSource has added nearly 3 billion records to its database.
The hack was possibly carried out on October 20, which means that the stolen data has been in circulation for a while, says LeakedSource. However, there is no clarity as to when did LeakedSource get the records.
The passwords were protected with the Bcrypt hashing algorithm, with 10 rounds of rekeying. Over 18 million records have a password listed, making the passwords difficult to crack than the ones that are hashed with SHA1 or MD5.
ZDNet confirmed that the data did come from the video sharing website, but representatives for Vivendi, the Paris-based majority owner of DailyMotion didn’t respond to comments.
The damage is somewhat restricted for DailyMotion users, as only a portion of the accounts had associated passwords because of the password security. However, it may be a good idea for those 18 million users who had their hashed password leaked to change their password on DailyMotion and on other services where they have reused the password. The users who feel that their account information was included in the DailyMotion leak can check the same via the LeakedSource website.
Launched in 2005, DailyMotion is currently the 113rd most popular website in the world.