Devastating hack on one of the world’s most popular video sites affects more than 85 million users


The video sharing site Dailymotion, has been the victim of a massive cyber attack that has left 87.6 million users accounts compromised.

The hack occurred back in October and was first discovered by online security monitoring firm Leaked Source.

Dailymotion is advising all users to change their passwords immediately, although the company claims that no personal data has been leaked and has assured users that all passwords were hashed, meaning they were not immediately easy to read.

“It has come to our attention that a potential security risk, coming from outside Dailymotion may have compromised the passwords for a certain number of accounts,” the company said in a blog post.

“The hack appears to be limited, and no personal data has been compromised. Your account security is extremely important to us, and to be on the safe side, we are strongly advising all of our partners and users to reset their passwords.”

Dailymotion on Android

Dailymotion on Android

Although the hack has not compromised every single user and while passwords are not easily readable, affected users could still be at risk from identity theft and phishing attacks – especially if they are likely to have used the same password across multiple accounts online.

Anyone who thinks they could be affected is urged to change their password and also be on the lookout for suspicious emails or messages.

Dailymotion, which is similar to YouTube and Vimeo, was launched back in 2005 and is currently the 113th most popular website in the world.

The Dailymotion hack is the latest in a number of cyber attacks on high profile websites.

Last month Leaked Source also reported on the hack of the Friend Finder Network, while popular adult entertainment site xHamster has also recently been compromised by cyber criminals.

Leaked Source warned it had information on a further 20 to 30 cyber attacks that have taken place on high profile sites, which it says it intends to reveal by the end of the end year.


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