Web host Hostinger says data breach may affect 14 million customers

TechCrunch | 8/25/2019 | Staff
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Hostinger said it has reset user passwords as a “precautionary measure” after it detected unauthorized access to a database containing information on millions of its customers.

The breach is said to have happened on Thursday. The company said in a blog post it received an alert that one of its servers was improperly accessed. Using an access token found on the server, which can give access to systems without needing a username or a password, the hacker gained further access to the company’s systems, including an API database containing customer usernames, email addresses, and scrambled passwords.

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Hostinger said the API database stored about 14 million customers records. The company has more than 29 million customers on its books.

“We have restricted the vulnerable system, and such access is no longer available,” said Daugirdas Jankus, Hostinger’s chief marketing officer.

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“We are in contact with the respective authorities,” said Jankus.

News of the breach broke overnight. According to the company’s...
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