Ie: Internet forum database ‘hacked’

Irish internet forum Boards.ie has reported an attack on its user database which could affect thousands of users.

In a statement it confirmed that “an unauthorised source” from outside Ireland accessed its database server.

It urged members who use the same username/email and password on other sites to change passwords.

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Boards.ie says it is changing all user passwords and has notified Irish police, the Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes and an independent security consultant.

Read more on BBC. No credit card or financial data is stored on the server, according to a notice on Boards.ie web site.

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