PSA: Reddit reveals security breach, password reset and 2FA upgrade recommended
Reddit announced in a post today that it recently discovered a security incident where a hacker was able to gain access to some user data, including emails and hashed passwords from an old database.
The hacker was able to gain access to Reddit’s internal systems by using SMS intercept attacks on some of the company’s employees. Reddit is encouraging users to use token-based 2FA, and has a few steps to check if your account was involved. It is also messaging affected users directly about the incident.
As always with a situation like this, updating your password is best practice.
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This post was written by Karen