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Opera’s Cloud Servers Hacked, Accounts Compromised

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If you’ve been using Opera or Opera Mini’s cloud service for syncing data (accounts, passwords) over the web, then it’s time for you to update your password. Opera has just announced that their cloud servers have been hacked, in a blog entry on Friday.

Here’s the report from Opera on the security breach:

Earlier this week, we detected signs of an attack where access was gained to the Opera sync system. This attack was quickly blocked. Our investigations are ongoing, but we believe some data, including some of our sync users’ passwords and account information, such as login names, may have been compromised.

Although we only store encrypted (for synchronized passwords) or hashed and salted (for authentication) passwords in this system, we have reset all the Opera sync account passwords as a precaution.

We have also sent emails to all Opera sync users to inform them about the incident and ask them to change the password for their Opera sync accounts. In an abundance of caution, we have encouraged users to also reset any passwords to third party sites they may have synchronized with the service.

The blog post urges Opera cloud sync users to use their password resetting page to secure their accounts. If you’ve been syncing stuff through Opera Mini, best to change your password immediately.

Source: Android Authority, Opera

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