CD Projekt RED forum hack exposes almost 1.9 million usernames, emails, salted SHA1 passwords

By Stephany Nunneley
31 January 2017 21:03 GMT

Back in March 2016, the CD Projekt RED forums were hacked, and today, the number of accounts compromised has come to light.

Data breach site Have I Been Pwned has added the CD Projekt RED to its list of sites and accounts users can check. According to the service, the breach exposed “almost 1.9 million accounts along with usernames, email addresses and salted SHA1 passwords.”

Per PCgamesN, the data was made available today, and an email from Have I Been Pwned posted by IT Pro notes sometimes “there can be a lengthy lead time of months or even years before the data is disclosed publicly.”

If you have ever signed up on official CD Projekt RED forums, go change your password and any other site you use the same email address for just to be safe.

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