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Webhosting company loses 13 million plaintext passwords, says “thanks for your understanding”

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Webhosting company loses 13 million plaintext passwords, says “thanks for your understanding”

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There’s another data breach to report – and it’s a big one, affecting approximately 13 million customers of the “free” web hosting company 000Webhost.

The breached data, which includes customer names, emails and plaintext passwords (in other words, the passwords weren’t securely stored), has reportedly been put up for sale on underground markets.

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