Hackers recently attacked a popular online forum for discussion of the Android mobile operating system, exposing a wealth of personal information for more than 1 million users.
The Phandroid forums, a popular online destination for mobile OS enthusiasts, were recently hacked, exposing the information for 1,034,235 members, according to a report from ZDNet
. Among the information exposed were victims' usernames, email addresses, hashed passwords, IP addresses for their registration and other data.
The forum's administrator, posting under the username "Phases," noted that it was likely that the information was taken so that it could be used in phishing schemes, the report said. For this reason, users should keep an eye on the email addresses they registered with the forum for an increase in bogus messages. However, the site also noted that the attack could have been carried out just for the hackers' enjoyment.Ondrej Krehel
, chief information security officer for Identity Theft
911, has a blog about the problems data breaches
cause for consumers and what can be done to prevent being affected by the fallout.
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