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Flipboard Confirms It Was Hacked Twice: 150M Users At Risk As Passwords Stolen

News aggregation app Flipboard has acknowledged that threat actors obtained authorized access to its databases on two separate occasions earlier this year. A first breach occurred between June 2, 2018 and March 23, 2019, and a second on April 21 and 22 of this year. As a result, the personal account data of up to 150 million users may have been compromised.

The attackers could have obtained real names, usernames, email addresses and passwords in encrypted form (salted hashes) from the databases. After Flipboard discovered the breach last month, it launched an investigation, informed all users, and reset all user passwords.

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