Bit.ly is potentially affected by hack

May

9

2014

Linkverkorter Bit.ly is potentially affected by a hack. As a precaution, the company has all the links to Twitter and Facebook accounts invalidated. Users are advised to change their password. For service

bit.ly Details of the possible hack are not known; Bit.ly writes only that it “has reason to believe that login data gecomprommitteerd. Which login details and the attackers have been, however, whether such issues as whether encrypted passwords, it does not appear from the statement of bit.ly.

The linkverkorter recommends users at least to change, even though there is “no indication” that the attackers had access to users’ accounts. Actually access their passwords In addition, linked Twitter and Facebook accounts disconnected precaution and recommends Bit.ly users also to change. Their api-key The API can be used from external apps to shorten the link; by linking an account, users can see how often their links are clicked.

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