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EcecusHxc did not state how they allegedly hacked the gaming strategy site, but the forum had run an outdated version (2.1.7) of Invision Power Board.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
Windows 10 lands in Australia
Campaign to get business to upgrade kicks off.
 
NSW to build its own myGov
Service NSW digital profiles available by September.
 
Android bug leaves a billion phones open to attack
Hackers only need phone number to target devices.
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest Comments
Polls
Should law enforcement be able to buy and use exploits?



   |   View results
Yes
  14%
 
No
  51%
 
Only in special circumstances
  17%
 
Yes, but with more transparency
  18%
TOTAL VOTES: 782

Vote