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Reddit hack: data held in 2007 exposed

Reddit, the website supporting discussion and content ratings, has confirmed it was subject to a data breach, affecting all data held in 2007 and before and email digests sent in June of this year. “Although it was a serious attack,” said Reddit in a statement, “the attacker did not gain write access to Reddit systems; they gained read-only access to some systems that contained backup data, source code and other logs.” Information involved consisted of: “A complete copy of an old database backup containing very early Reddit user data – from the site’s launch in 2005 through to May 2007.

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