However, most worrying of all is that there’s a chance the attackers also got their hands on messages and content in private chats.
Hip Chat says this is a possibility for less than 0.05 per cent of instances, but even so, this could cause affected users serious concern, inconvenience and embarrassment.
Collaboration software is great, but it’s also great for getting penis pictures into public court records.
People are comfortable on Slack, which is what makes it so effective, and so very dangerous, especially for news teams.
The instant-messaging service says the attackers “may have” gained access to users’ names, email addresses and “hashed” passwords.
Eventhough my friendlist settings are private they knew exactly who my friends were. For context of just how big this breach is, the Ashley Madison hack affected 32 million people.Hackers reportedly breached Friend Finder Networks last month, and gained access to over 300 million accounts on Adult Friend Finder, which markets itself as the “World’s largest sex & swinger community.” The hack also exposed over 62 million accounts on Cams.com, a site for live webcam “sex chat,” over 7 million on Penthouse.com, over 1.4 million on Stripshow.com, over 1.1 million on i and a little over 35,000 on an “unknown domain.” Friend Finder’s network was reportedly hacked through a local file inclusion exploit, which enabled the hackers to access all of the network’s sites.“To reiterate, we have found no evidence of other Atlassian systems or products being affected,” adds the blog post.Messaging app Viber has introduced a new feature called ‘Secret Chats’, designed to protect users from the prying eyes of CIA agents.