Hacker snaffles Plex’s privates, demands ransom or he’ll bare ALL

Kat Hall reports:

Hackers have accessed the forum and blog server of TV software biz Plex, gaining access to IP addresses, private messages, emails and encrypted forum passwords.

As a response, Plex is requiring customers to change their passwords.

In a security update sent to customers yesterday, Plex said:

Sadly, we became aware this afternoon that the server which hosts our forums and blog was compromised.

We are still investigating, but as far as we know, the attacker only gained access to these parts of our systems. Rest assured that credit card and other payment data are not stored on our servers at all.

The attacker was able to gain access to IP addresses, private messages, email addressees and encrypted forum passwords (in technical terms, they are hashed and salted).

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