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Flipboard Resets User Passwords in Response to Data Breach

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2019
Flipboard Resets User Passwords in Response to Data Breach

According to Flipboard, hackers had access to its systems for nearly 10 months, between June 2, 2018 and March 23, 2019, and again on April 21-22, 2019. The breach was discovered on April 23 when its engineering team noticed suspicious activity in the environment housing the targeted databases.

The compromised databases stored names, usernames, password hashes and email addresses. In some cases, they also contained digital tokens used to link Flipboard to third-party services.Flipboard hacked

“Flipboard does not collect from users, and this incident did not involve, sensitive personal information like government-issued IDs (like Social Security numbers and driver’s license numbers) or payment card, bank account, or other financial information,” Flipboard said in a security notice.

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