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2.2 Million GateHub and RuneScape Passwords Compromised

It has been reported by Troy Hunt, the security researcher who has provided us with the Have I Been Pwned free breach notification service, that 1.4 million passwords and personal information of customers of GateHub, a cryptocurrency wallet service provider, and 800,000 customers of EpicBot gaming bot provider RuneScape are for sale on the web.

According to Hunt, that personal information includes email addresses and passwords that were cryptographically hashed with bcrypt, as well as two-factor authentication keys, mnemonic phrases, wallet hashes, user names and IP addresses.

Security researchers are suggesting that users of these two services change their passwords as soon as possible, replace mnemonic phrases, change passwords of any other sites where the same password may have been used, and be wary of spear-phishing attacks.

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Linn Freedman practices in data privacy and security law, cybersecurity, and complex litigation. She provides guidance on data privacy and cybersecurity compliance to a full range of public and private clients across all industries, such as construction, education, health care, insurance, manufacturing, real estate, utilities and critical infrastructure, marine, and charitable organizations. Linn is a member of the firm's Business Litigation Group and chairs its Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Team. She is also a member of the Financial Services Cyber-Compliance Team (CyFi ...

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