The Dailymotion hack recalls the cyberattack on Yahoo last September. This time, 85 million accounts are affected by this massive data leak.
After the massive data breaches of web giants Dropbox, Badoo, MySpace, Tumblr, LinkedIn and Yahoo! in September 2016 (the biggest massive piracy of individual data against a single company never made public), Dailymotion, one of the most visited video platforms in the world has been attacked. The French online video giant remains behind YouTube, bringing in more than 300 million unique visitors per month. More than 85 million accounts are affected by this massive data leak, which still makes it one of the most important attacks of the year.
LeakedSource sounded the alarm this week by acquiring some of the stolen data. According to them, Dailymotion’s database was victim to an intrusion in early October which allowed the hackers to recover the data of more than 85 million users: mainly identifiers, passwords and email addresses.
Today, Dailymotion responded to these revelations on their company blog. They claim to have learned that the passwords of a number of accounts were compromised due to an external security problem, adding that the hack seems to be limited and puts no personal data at risk. In addition, the site claims to have taken all necessary measures to identify any gaps and remedy them before inviting all users to reset their passwords now.
If you have a Dailymotion account, you can follow these tips to help protect your account. The first thing to do is change your password as well as the security precaution because it could allow hackers to create a new password and access your accounts (click here to access your Dailymotion account and change the password). If you use the same password for different accounts, do not forget to change it everywhere. You can also send a message to your contacts to warn them in case they have been contacted by hackers.
If you remember your password:
If you do not remember your password:
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In general, you can follow these few rules in order to secure your accounts online:
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