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Thingiverse Data Leak Affects 228,000 Subscribers

Thingiverse Data Leak Affects 228,000 Subscribers

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Thingiverse, a website dedicated to sharing user-created digital design files, has reportedly leaked a 36GB backup file that contains 228,000 unique email addresses and other personally identifiable information, confirms Troy Hunt, creator of the Have I Been Pwned data breach notification service, citing the circulation of this data set on a popular hacking forum.

Thingiverse primarily provides free, open-source hardware designs that can be licensed under the GNU General Public License or Creative Commons licenses and allows contributors to select a user license type for the designs that they share – making it a popular choice among creative artists.

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