Paradise lost: 1.1 million accounts exposed in 2018 breach of gaming site Emuparadise

Over 1.1 million accounts managed by the retro gaming website Emuparadise were exposed in a newly reported breach that actually took place back on April 1, 2018.

Researcher Troy Hunt added Emuparadise to his “Have I Been Pwned?” data breach reference website yesterday, crediting the operators of hacked-database search engine DeHashed with supplying the compromised data.

The breach impacted 1,131,229 accounts and involved stolen email addresses, IP addresses, usernames and passwords stored as salted MD5 hashes. Because the MD5 algorithm is no longer considered sufficient for protecting passwords, affected users will want to make sure they are not using the same credentials across other web services.

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