6.6 million plaintext passwords exposed as site gets hacked to the bone

Dan Goodin reports:

Plaintext passwords, usernames, e-mail addresses, and a wealth of other personal information has been published for more than 2.2 million people who created accounts with ClixSense, a site that claims to pay users for viewing ads and completing online surveys. The people who dumped it say they’re selling data for another 4.4 million accounts.

Troy Hunt, operator of the breach notification service Have I Been Pwned?, said he reviewed the file and concluded it almost certainly contains data taken from ClixSense. Besides unhashed passwords and e-mail addresses, the dump includes users’ dates of birth, sex, first and last names, home addresses, IP addresses, account balances, and payment histories.

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