Reddit announced in a post today that it recently discovered a security incident where a hacker was able to gain access to some user data, including emails and hashed passwords from an old database.

Reddit shared that it learned about the security breach on June 19 and that the hacker had access to a couple of its systems between June 14-18. The good news is the database that was compromised was from 2007, and only had hashed passwords. Also, the hacker didn’t gain any write access to Reddit’s systems. However, a database with current Reddit user email addresses was also compromised.

The hacker was able to gain access to Reddit’s internal systems by using SMS intercept attacks on some of the company’s employees. Reddit is encouraging users to use token-based 2FA, and has a few steps to check if your account was involved. It is also messaging affected users directly about the incident.

As always with a situation like this, updating your password is best practice.


Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:

FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.


Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:

You’re reading 9to5Mac — experts who break news about Apple and its surrounding ecosystem, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow 9to5Mac on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our exclusive stories, reviews, how-tos, and subscribe to our YouTube channel

About the Author