500px online photography network suffered as data breach last summer around July 5, 2018 but the incident was not discovered until last week. The breach has affected 15 million photographers who signed up . The stolen data includes: users’ names, email addresses, usernames, hashed passwords and birth date, gender and city/state/country if provided. 500px working with different email service providers to send email to all users but it may take sometime for all users to receive the email.
We are aware not all users have received emails yet and apologize for the delay. We’re working with multiple email providers to send them as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, sending a mass email at this time would result in our emails being flagged as spam, thus negating them.
— 500px (@500px) February 13, 2019
Photo-sharing website 500px revealed a security breach
14.8 million users had names, usernames, passwords, and more leaked in 2018. 500px is in the process of notifying users now, and have reset login credentials.
— Avast Software (@avast_antivirus) February 13, 2019
Experts Comments below:
Dr Darren Williams, CEO and Founder at BlackFog:
“Unfortunately this breach highlights that attackers will always get into your organisation. It is critical that organisations have a layered approach to security and focus not only on good password practices but also stop the leak of data outside the network.”