GameReplays hacked, 5000 accounts stolen

Powered by SC Magazine
 

Salts swiped.

Some 5000 email addresses and passwords have been allegedly stolen from gaming web site GameReplays.org and posted online.

While administrators had encrypted the account passwords, the hacker EcecusHxc had found and published the salts used to protect them.

Salting adds variability to passwords and makes it harder attack them using rainbow tables.

Only 20 of the email accounts contained .au domains, and the majority were registered with Gmail and Hotmail.

EcecusHxc did not state how they allegedly hacked the gaming strategy site, but the forum had run an outdated version (2.1.7) of Invision Power Board.

It did not appear to have posted an advisory warning users of the alleged breach at the time of writing.

Copyright © SC Magazine, Australia


GameReplays hacked, 5000 accounts stolen
 
 
 
Top Stories
ATO shaves $4m off IT contractor panel
Reform cuts admin burden, introduces KPIs.
 
Turnbull introduces data retention legislation
Still no definition of metadata to be stored.
 
Crime Commission prepares core systems overhaul
Will replace 30 year-old national criminal database.
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest Comments
Polls
In which area is your IT shop hiring the most staff?




   |   View results
IT security and risk
  27%
 
Sourcing and strategy
  13%
 
IT infrastructure (servers, storage, networking)
  21%
 
End user computing (desktops, mobiles, apps)
  14%
 
Software development
  25%
TOTAL VOTES: 435

Vote
Would your InfoSec team be prepared to share threat data with the Australian Government?

   |   View results
Yes
  54%
 
No
  46%
TOTAL VOTES: 209

Vote