We Heart It says a data breach affected over 8 million accounts, included emails and passwords

Sarah Perez reports:

We Heart It, an image-sharing site used by 40 million teens as of a couple of years ago, is informing users their personal data may have been compromised. The company was alerted to a possible security breach last week that involved over 8 million accounts, it said on Friday. The breach took place a few years ago and includes email addresses, usernames and encrypted passwords for We Heart It accounts created between 2008 and November 2013.

Although the passwords were encrypted, they are not secure, the company notes.

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