The BitTorrent team has announced that its community forums have been hacked, which exposed private information of hundreds of thousands of its users.
As of now, BitTorrent is the most visited torrent client around the world with more than 150 Million monthly active users.
The vulnerability is believed to be originated at one of its vendors, who alerted the BitTorrent team about the issue earlier this week.
“The vulnerability appears to have been through one of the vendor’s other clients. However, it allowed attackers to access some information on other accounts,” μTorrent forum writes “As a result, attackers were able to download a list of our forum users.”
The team is also investigating further to learn if any other information of its users was accessed.
Security researcher Troy Hunt somehow got access to the stolen database and which he has already been uploaded to his Data breach Notification Site: Have I Been Pwned, which includes 34,000 BitTorrent Forum users’ email addresses, usernames, IP addresses, and salted SHA1 hashed passwords.
For all users we strongly advised to change their forum passwords as well as passwords for other sites, in case they are using identical to the one used on the forum.