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News Aggregator Breach May Affect More Than 100 Million Users

28 May - 4 June 2019

News aggregation website, Flipboard, suffered a data breach that potentially exposed the account information and digital tokens of over 100 million users

News aggregation website, Flipboard, suffered a data breach that potentially exposed the account information and digital tokens of over 100 million users. Flipboard’s database was illegally accessed between June 2018 and March 2019 and from 21 to 22 April 2019. The hackers were able to view and download information such as user names, hashed and salted passwords, email addresses and digital tokens used to login to Flipboard using site credentials from Google, Facebook and Twitter. As a precaution to prevent account takeover, Flipboard has reset the password for all users and deleted all digital tokens. Investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the initial breach and the exact number of users affected in the incident. 


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Flipboard: Notice of Security Incident

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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