SPH-owned HardwareZone Forum hacked; 685,000 users affected in Singapore’s largest data breach

SPH-owned HardwareZone Forum hacked; 685,000 users affected in Singapore’s largest data breach

The Independent·2018-02-22 06:10

The personal details of 685,000 registered HardwareZone forum users were compromised in a security breach. This is Singapore’s largest data breach to date.

The actual hacking reportedly took place in September last year but SPH Magazines only discovered the breach last Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 – months after the breach occurred.

According to SPH Magazines, the breach was discovered after the group noticed a “suspicious posting” last Sunday. The internal investigation that followed showed that a senior moderator’s account had been compromised by an unidentified hacker.

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