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The Weebly Hack: Bringing the world to your website!

Sun, 23rd October 2016, 21:12

San-Francisco based "drag-n-drop" website creator Weebly is the latest to get its laundry aired publicly. According to the data breach notification site LeakedSource the information on more than 43 million accounts were taken in breach. The database was provided to LeakedSource by an anonymous source and contains the username, email address, password, and IP address on 43,430,316 users leaked from Weebly’s main database in February of 2016.

LeakedSource in a summary of the occurrence

Unlike nearly every other hack, the Co-founder and CTO of Weebly Chris Fanini fortunately did not have his head buried deeply in the sand and actually responded to our communication requests. We have been working with them to ensure the security of their users meaning password resets as well as notification emails are now being sent out.

This mega breach affects not only tens of millions of users but tens of millions of websites and this breach could have been far more disastrous in the wrong hands had they not strongly hashed passwords.

Although the ‘news’ is visibly absent from the “News” section of the Weebly website, it has been said that Weebly has sent out an email to customers confirming the breach. Supposedly Weebly has stated that they do not believe that any customer website has been improperly accessed. The company also said that it does not store credit card information, making fraudulent charges unlikely.

Possibly the story is being saved for a post on the Weebly Blog.. The story will give new meaning to the blog's tagline ‘Bring the world to your website’

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