Source: The Next Web

Xkcd: XKCD forum goes offline after discovery of data leak affecting 562K members

XKCD forum, the bulletin board associated with the popular webcomic XKCD, has been taken offline after personal information of more than 562,000 members was exposed online. According to security researcher Troy Hunt, the breach occurred two months ago (on July 1 2019). The compromised data has been added to breach alerting site Have I Been Pwned (HIBP). "We've been alerted that portions of the PHPBB user table from our forums showed up in a leaked data collection," XKCD said in a notice. "It is likely that it was gathered up in some automated scan taking advantage of a vulnerability in...This story continues at The Next Web

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