Trakt tardily notifies users of data breach that took place over four years ago

Mark Wycislik-Wilson reports:

Users of Trakt — a service for “scrobbling”, or tracking the movies and TV shows you watch in the likes of Plex and Kodi — have received emails from the company notifying them of a data breach that took place way back in 2014.

Trakt says that although the security breach took place over four years ago, it only recently discovered it. The company says that an investigation is underway, but that it believes a “PHP exploit was used to capture data”, including users’ emails, usernames, encrypted passwords, names and locations.

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