Looks like yet another website has been a victim of hackers. This time the hacked victims are Comixology and their users. In an email sent out to users Comixology says hackers accessed a database that contains usernames, passwords and emails. Apparently no payment information was obtained so it looks like banking info should be safe. Comixology is requiring everyone to change their passwords. Read the full email below.
Dear Comics Reader,
In the course of a recent review and upgrade of our security infrastructure, we determined that an unauthorized individual accessed a database of ours that contained usernames, email addresses, and cryptographically protected passwords.
Payment account information is not stored on our servers.
Even though we store our passwords in protected form, as a precautionary measure we are requiring all users to change their passwords on the comiXology platform and recommend that you promptly change your password on any other website where you use the same or a similar password. You can reset your comiXology.com password here.
We have taken additional steps to strengthen our security procedures and systems, and we will continue to implement improvements on an ongoing basis.
Please note that we will never ask you for personal or account information in an e-mail, so exercise caution if you receive emails that ask for personal information or direct you to a site where you are asked to provide personal information.
We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact us by sending an email to email@example.com
This is becoming commonplace folks. Don’t expect this to let up anytime soon. Be sure to always check your emails for updates from sites like this and use a strong password! What do you think of these latest hacks? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter and Facebook!
Source: Comixology email