Video broadcast on the Internet Livestream service exposed to penetrate

Dec

26

2015

Posted company Livestream specialized in the video posted on the Internet an email to all employees telling them that the company’s servers suffered a breakthrough led to the theft of their personal data.

The leaked data included user name, and e-mail, encrypted copy of the password, as well as the phone number, date of birth in case the user has to provide their location.

The company said in its letter that she discovered the existence of unauthorized access to its servers successfully breached through which access to the user database. She added that she is still working on the investigation more broadly to see the damage caused by this attack, and to ascertain whether any user data had been leaked.

Livestream and noted that they do not store payment data on their users and therefore their bank accounts safe remain after this breakthrough, but requested of all users, totaling 300 thousand, change their accounts to avoid any break in the future passwords if hackers succeeded in decoding encrypted.

Livestream company has partnerships with leading technology companies such as Tesla Tesla, in addition to the newspaper The New York Times. As the number of those who follow the live broadcast via the platform Show 40 million per month.

The company is facing fierce competition in the field of live video on the Internet broadcast after Twitter launched its application to broadcast live and which bore the name Periscope, in addition to the launch of Facebook similar to a service that allows for owners of documented pages, and celebrities, as well as public figures to start broadcasting at any time and see the comments in real time during broadcast live.

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