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Hostinger hacked - Up to 14 million Hostinger users might be impacted by a security breach


On Friday, 23 August 2019, it became known that the Internet hoster Hostinger is resetting all customer passwords. There was a hack, where infrastructure servers from this hoster has been compromised.

In a blog post, the company said a hacker gained access to an internal server, where he found an authorization token for an internal API, which he later used to make "API calls affecting information about Clients."

The company said the hacker made API calls against a database storing the personal information of about 14 million customers, such as Hostinger usernames, customers' IP addresses, first and last names, and contact information such as phone numbers, emails, and home addresses.

The database also stored information about user passwords in a hashed format.

As a result, the web hosting provider said it decided to forcibly reset passwords for all impacted accounts, as it discovers affected customers.

The company said the breached server and API have been taken down.

Read full Story here : https://www.hostinger.com/blog/security-incident-what-you-need-to-know/