Opera says it’s sync servers hacked, all data at risk

Written by Jaivik Shah

This week, Hackers breached security of Opera servers data and services and has already reset!

Opera staff says that hackers got access to there Opera Sync, a service lets users synchronize the browser data and different settings across multiple platforms. In the company’s inspect the attack and they compromised user data, includes passwords and various login names.

Opera have 350 million users across it’s different range of products, but it said that small part of those use the Sync service. Couple weeks ago, for example, it has counted around 1.8 million numbers active Sync users, but more may they have registered for it, in addition they provided Opera with data. Opera staff has reset all passwords and emailed all registered Opera sync users with their details.

“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,” it explained in a blog post.

News of the attack on Opera comes a day after Dropbox has issued a password reset for different accounts that had not changed passwords since 2012. Dropbox, A cloud storage provider said the move came in responsible to privacy concerns that arose from the massive hack on LinkedIn in 2012 where credentials for around 117 million accounts were posted online.

Opera’s issue does not show related to that, and is important that the hack shoes to have only impacted one of its services in isolation. No doubt Opera will soon have more details once it has finished enquiry what was happened.


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