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Dailymotion Attack Compromises User Data

By Nextrio on September 15th, 2017 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditlinkedinmailby feather

Since 2005, Dailymotion has been one of the world’s most popular video sharing platforms. With millions of daily users, the Dailymotion site was a prime target for cyber criminals. In October of last year, hackers infiltrated the Dailymotion database and stole user information. To highlight the importance of network security for your business, here is a look at how the Dailymotion attack compromised user data.

Initial Attack

The Dailymotion attack can be traced to October 20, 2016, when a single hacker was able to break through the site’s protective barriers. In as little as a few minutes after the first security breach, the hacker was able to obtain the usernames and passwords of thousands of Dailymotion users.

Company Follow Up

In the aftermath of the cyber attack, Dailymotion was asked to comment on the status of their users’ private information and passwords. While Dailymotion did not comment specifically about what types of information were stolen, they did urge their users to reset their passwords and user names. Choosing a long password that is make up of random letters, numbers, and symbols can help to make a user’s account secure against cybercrime.

Future Measures

Whether you are a Dailymotion user, or you are a business owner, it is important to ensure that all your digital information is protected from crimes that are similar to the one that was committed last October. If you are concerned about the safety of your data and passwords, consider hiring an IT company to provide you with network security services.