User Databases of Deluge, qBitTorrent and SumoTorrent HackedAdded: Thursday, December 24th, 2015
Category: About Torrents > Staying Safe And Secure
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, www.extratorrent.cc, 2015
According to reports, websites of such popular torrent clients as Deluge and qBittorrent, along with the torrent website SumoTorrent, have been compromised, and now the hackers sell databases containing stolen user information such as emails and hashed passwords.
The user databases of the forums of torrent clients Deluge and qBitTorrent emerged online a few days ago on the website Databoss.io, where emails, hashed passwords and other information was made publicly available. It was also noted that Databoss.io lists the user database of the torrent site SumoTorrent.sx, which seems to have been breached earlier.
The Deluge team was first to take down their website as a precaution, making downloading of the popular cross-platform torrent client unavailable for a while. It is also known that the hackers left a hello.txt file on the website as proof for the hack, but there is no information on how the website was compromised. So, at the time being, Deluge advises its forum members to change their passwords on the Internet, if they used the same password somewhere else.
As for qBitTorrent, the operators of the website were also investigating into the issue on their end, disabling the forums as a precaution and promising to provide an explanation later on. On the other hand, SumoTorrent claimed they were not aware of any breach.
Meanwhile, the Databoss.io website continues to sell compromised data for as little as $2 per day. It doesn’t offer plaintext passwords for the torrent related websites, but this may change in the future.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Thursday, December 24th, 2015
|Never used any of these. But seems like every few days we learn of some new breach.|
I guess its just a matter of time eh?
|Old is Gold..m happy i m on utorrent 2.2.1|
|user-database of deluge and qbittorrent? - why attack software developers forums? sounds more like easy target hoping for a ransom.|
Sumotorrent comes as no suprise though, i cant comprehend why website maintainers refuse to keep up-to-date with security concerns. the days of Security-by-Obscurity are over. You cant expect your site's purpose to be enough to keep the mischievous type away. Everyone can be a target.
|posted by (2015-12-25 09:02:52)|
|This user database of this site isn't exactly secure seeming when you retrieve your password it sends back in plain text and unencrypted.|
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