500px reveals 2018 breach that exposed user data

500px reveals 2018 breach that exposed user data

Mariella Moon reports:

Photo-sharing platform 500px has revealed that it suffered a security breach that exposed its users’ data and profile information. While the company’s engineers have only just discovered the unauthorized entry, it actually happened way back on July 5th, 2018 — just a few days after the company closed its in-house Marketplace that helped photographers sell their work. Simply put, everybody who signed up for a 500px account on or before that day has been compromised.

According to the company the breach exposed users’ first and last names, usernames, the email addresses they used to create their accounts, a hash of their passwords and their birthdates. It also compromised their gender and their city/state/province/country if they chose to provide them.

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