Mashable suffers data breach exposing users’ details

Mashable, a major tech and culture news website has recently experienced a data breach which has resulted in the personal data of their users being exposed online. On Sunday 8 November Mashable issued a statement confirming that their database had breached and that they had discovered that reader who use their social media sign-in feature to access the site have had their details posted online. The data that has been exposed includes users full names, locations, genders, email addresses, IP address and links to their social media profiles.

The Mashable statement said that “based on our review, the database related to a feature that, in the past, had allowed readers to use their social media account sign-in (such as Facebook or Twitter) to make sharing content from Mashable easier.”

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