Major ‘security breach’ that could expose users’ personal data

Synopsis

In June 2018, the social media platform announced that it had suffered an attack on its SMS-based two-factor authentication system which the company admitted was "not nearly as secure as we would hope". Hacker were able to access a huge cache of data from between 2005 and 2007 which included email addresses, old salted and hashed passwords and internal Reddit data such as config files, logs and source code.

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Courtenay Brammar

Experienced global enterprise risk and governance professional. Previously Vice President at Morgan Stanley, Deloitte Risk Advisory practitioner and PRMIA steering committee member in both London and New York.

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