Criminals set up database of cracked crowdfunding site Patreon online




Criminals have, to all appearances, complete database of this week hacked crowdfunding site Patreon put online. The file of 14GB includes 2.3 million email addresses and personal messages from users.

Wednesday Patreon said that criminals had access to the database obtained through a debug version of the site which was not behind a firewall. Meanwhile, the perpetrators have the information they have captured put online on various sites on the Internet. Patreon is a crowdfunding website where users can donate money to people working in the creative sector, such as musicians and YouTube creators.

According to security researcher Troy Hunt the file contains 14GB of nearly 2.3 million unique email addresses, personal messages and details about campaigns and donations, which among other things will be on the street artist who supports what and how much that last received. Passwords were hashed through bcrypt says Hunt at Ars Technica, increasing the likelihood is not great that they are cracked, although the possibility exists that attackers can speed up the decryption if they find design faults in the captured code.


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