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Surprised Toucharcade Hasn't Warned Supporters About Patreon Hack

10-02-2015, 05:29 PM
#1
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: California
Posts: 1,023
Surprised Toucharcade Hasn't Warned Supporters About Patreon Hack

Apparently, a lot of user info from a hack of Patreon.com has been dumped on the web. Donors should change passwords, etc...
10-02-2015, 05:55 PM
#2
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 1,564
Look under site news and feedback. My understanding was that it was fairly limited. I changed my password as a safe measure. Daily site hacks are so much fun. . I'm sure my data has already been spewed all over the Internet.

10-02-2015, 06:02 PM
#3
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: California
Posts: 1,023
Quote:
Originally Posted by klink View Post
Look under site news and feedback. My understanding was that it was fairly limited. I changed my password as a safe measure. Daily site hacks are so much fun. . I'm sure my data has already been spewed all over the Internet.
Glad it was limited. The tech media is probably playing it up. Site news? Seems a bit obtuse...
10-03-2015, 02:57 PM
#4
FYI, the hack was NOT limited, it was actually very substantial. All email addresses, private messages, lists of who's supporting what, real names... basically everything except passwords was leaked.

Source code of Patreon was also leaked, meaning its possible hackers can find a way to unlock the passwords were encrypted, which is what happened with the Ashley Madison hack.

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10-03-2015, 08:24 PM
#5
Joined: Nov 2013
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
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O_O Well then.
10-03-2015, 09:42 PM
#6
Funny thing is, I thought I signed up for the TA Patreon ages ago, turns out I wasn't for whatever reason. I even wrote an article urging people to sign up!

So anyways, I just signed up to be a silver supporter 2 days before the hack. Fun :/

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10-04-2015, 02:48 AM
#7
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Originally Posted by kmacleod View Post
FYI, the hack was NOT limited, it was actually very substantial. All email addresses, private messages, lists of who's supporting what, real names... basically everything except passwords was leaked.

Source code of Patreon was also leaked, meaning its possible hackers can find a way to unlock the passwords were encrypted, which is what happened with the Ashley Madison hack.
If my wife finds out that I'm supporting TouchArcade she'll go mental!
10-04-2015, 06:10 AM
#8
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 1,564
Maybe I'm being nave but I'm not concerned about any of those items listed. So what if someone can link my name, address and email to a donation to TA. What is someone going to do with that information?
10-04-2015, 09:13 AM
#9
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Originally Posted by klink View Post
Maybe I'm being nave but I'm not concerned about any of those items listed. So what if someone can link my name, address and email to a donation to TA. What is someone going to do with that information?
I agree for myself, I have no information there I'm trying to keep private. But it's concerning that anonymous doners could be exposed, and people who donate to multiple sites can have those linked together.

So yeah, not a problem for me, but I see there could be serious issues there for others

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