HardwareZone Forum hit by security breach; 685,000 user profiles affected

Channel NewsAsia reports:

SINGAPORE: Approximately 685,000 user profiles were affected when the HardwareZone (HWZ) Forum website was hit by a security breach, the site’s owner SPH Magazines said in a news release on Tuesday (Feb 20).

A suspicious post on Sunday prompted an investigation to ascertain whether a security breach had occurred, the news release said.

The probe showed that a senior moderator’s account had been compromised by an unidentified hacker, and used to access the user profiles since September 2017.

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