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Snowheads.com hacked

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Davidof posted 21-Nov

If you have a login on snowheads.com you should change your password now as the password database has been hacked and published online. You should also change any other accounts that share the same login information. There is no information about when or how the data breach occured.

https://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?p=4675542#4675542

"In November 2020, a collection of more than 23,000 breached websites known as Cit0day were made available for download on several hacking forums. The data consisted of 226M unique email address alongside password pairs, often represented as both password hashes and the cracked, plain text versions. Independent verification of the data established it contains many legitimate, previously undisclosed breaches."

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reply to 'Snowheads.com hacked'
posted 21-Nov

Oof. Thanks for the heads-up, davidof.

If the password table was accessed, it's sensible to assume that any personal data held on Snowheads has also been extracted; contents of private messages (which are not usually encrypted), etc.
The Admin Man

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reply to 'Snowheads.com hacked'
posted 21-Nov

From information now in the public domain, it looks like the following - apparently ski-related - websites have also been breached at some point and have been included in a recent dump of hacked data.



NOTE :- the above is not an exhaustive list; some 24,000 websites are included in this data leak and those are just some with 'ski' in the name. There are likely others.

If you had a log-in to any of the above sites, you should head there and change the passwords.

If you've used the same password anywhere else... 1) give yourself a sound thrashing and 2) go and change it everywhere you've used it (but NOT to the same new password!).
The Admin Man

Daved
reply to 'Snowheads.com hacked'
posted 22-Nov

Thanks for that ...I have changed mine

Topic last updated on 22-November-2020 at 17:20

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