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Re: DATA PROTECTION ISSUE: Forum backup sold to non-admin
« on: August 11, 2017, 09:51:35 pm »
Removed. But how did you get the download link? Someone would have had to sent it to you. I would advise changing the passwords. They are stored hashed with sha1 with a salt.

Yes the link was sent to me. The user who bought it believed he was acting in our interest, but had not asked nor informed us before doing so.

A copy of our forum now exists on another host -this includes all our past posts, even in restricted access areas he did not have access to but far more importantly personal info such as IP addresses of all of our users.

I hope his actions do not turn out to be malicious, but I am sure there are others out there who would use this data maliciously if they got it.

It is unlikely I can change all passwords for all users, but will ensure admins are changed immediately.

Norbe

 

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