In a coordinated attack against Reddit that underscored the importance of multifactor authentication hackers compromised moderator accounts and led to numerous subreddit accounts being vandalized and defaced with pro-Trump messaging.
Reddit acknowledged the “ongoing incident” and said it is “working on locking down the bad actors and reverting the changes.” The platform administrators called for patience from its community, promising to restore mod accounts, though it was not the first priority, and to restore access to compromised and locked down accounts at a later stage in the process.
The attack began more than 24 hours ago and Reddit “officially confirmed that none of the accounts that were compromised had 2fa enabled at the time of the compromise.”
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