If you were an Imgur user back in 2014, you might need to consider changing your account’s password. Recently, the photo-sharing site uncovered that it came to know of a security break in 2014 that traded off the emails and passwords of roughly 1.7 million users.
Imgur’s Chief Operating Officer, Roy Sehgal, affirmed that the break happened in 2014. Sehgal clarifies that Imgur doesn’t gather names, locations, or telephone numbers from its registered users, and that exclusive user messages and passwords were stolen. As indicated by ZDNet, Troy Hunt, who runs the notification service Have I Been Pwned, got the information, and turned over the data to Imgur.
The organization says that it’s as yet examining the episode, but that it trusts that hackers broke the older algorithms that were utilized at that time. The organization overhauled its encryption in 2016.