Attention all Redditors: Between June 14 and June 18, Reddit had a data breach. The popular website claims to have discovered the break on 19 June and since then taken the necessary steps to contain and eliminate the threat. Unfortunately, there is not much that they can do about the data that has been accessed and stolen – your user data.
According to Reddit, the site preserves a high degree of transparency and compromises key areas from which it believes most user data is compromised. The good news: not all were affected by this vulnerability. But to know if you were or not, check out Reddit Walkthrough.
No Email Reddit after 2007? Relax
Users can instantly distance themselves from worries as long as the Reddit accounts they have are not tied to account email addresses created after 2007 (we will explain below). Suffice to say that, according to Reddit, the hackers did not have access to user data on accounts without associated e-mail addresses.
Per Reddit's report, there were two key categories of users whose data was compromised:
Here's what it does The year in which your account is created will make a difference. Reddit was launched in 2005, so users who logged in between the start of this year and May 2007 may have collected data in an old backup of the site. This includes account credentials (usernames and salted hash passwords), e-mail addresses, and all content published during this period, including public and private material.
If you've signed up for Reddit in 2007 or earlier, you may want to look out for a direct message from Reddit – the company will privately report all affected users. So make sure you open new messages immediately.
2: E-mail Extracts Sent by Reddit in June 2018  Reddit also highlights that logs of e-mail excerpts were accessed between the 3rd and 17th of June this year were sent. These logs contain the digest emails that bind usernames to email addresses, as well as suggested posts from subredrediences subscribed to the work.
Even if you do not have an email address Reddit, you're good to go here. For all others, Reddit recommends that you check your inbox for emails from firstname.lastname@example.org between the dates provided here to see if you are affected.
& # 39; I'm concerned. What should I do?
If you find that your information has been compromised in this vulnerability, Reddit offers some useful tips to protect you in the future:
- Change your password if this password matches all the other accounts you have Also, change these accounts.
- Additionally, use Two-Factor Authentication for your Reddit account Make sure your two-factor authentication is app-based or third-party like Google Authenticator or Authy. (The violation was probably due to the hacker intercepting an SMS-based 2FA code.)
- If your e-mail address was affected, follow Reddit's Content Removal Guide to delete information not to be linked to your identity
Reddit has reaffirmed its commitment to the safety of its users after this breach no company or service ever really sure. This event is a great reminder for all of us to practice good security habits with our accounts across the spectrum, as this break is far from the last.
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