Avast takes community forum offline after data breach

Jeremy Kirk reports:

Prague-based antivirus company Avast said Monday it took its community forum offline after a data breach, but payment information was not compromised.

Usernames and nicknames, email addresses and encrypted passwords were obtained in an attack over the weekend, wrote Avast CEO Vince Steckler on a company blog. The attack affected less than 400,000 of Avast’s 200 million users.

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