This article was published on February 2, 2015

HipChat security breach leaked 2% of user emails and passwords


HipChat security breach leaked 2% of user emails and passwords
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Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

Over the weekend, Atlassian said that it discovered and blocked “suspicious activity” on HipChat which resulted in unauthorized access to data for 2 percent of its users.

The company says that for those 2 percent of users, names, usernames, email addresses and encrypted passwords were stolen. The company said it has issued a password reset for affected users and has emailed them directly.

Atlassian says that passwords are “one-way encrypted” but users who are concerned can easily change their passwords here.

We’ve contacted Atlassian for further clarification on the attack but would not comment further on the attack.

➤ HipChat Security Notice and Password Reset [HipChat Blog]

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