AndroidForums.com Hacked, 1 million user account details stolen


The owners of Phandroid.com are advising AndroidForum.com users to change their passwords after they have revealed that its Android Forums website was hacked this week using a known exploit.

The information contained in that database includes androidforums usernames, email addresses , hashed passwords, the IP addresses members registered with and forum group memberships, among other data.

“This was, in our current opinion, most likely an e-mail harvesting attempt. A spammer could theoretically attempt to bulk e-mail all AF users with the user database. Luckily, GMail and similar e-mail services offer a “spam” button that helps it to collectively identify and automatically filter potential spam,” The security notification reads.

If you are one of the user, Change your password now: go to your UserCP or use the Forgot your password? function. If you use the same e-mail address and password combination elsewhere, you should change it there as well.

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