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Hostinger Resets User Passwords Following System Breach

August 27, 2019

Web hosting provider Hostinger reset all customer passwords over the weekend, after learning that an attacker gained unauthorized access to one of its internal systems.

With over 29 million users in 178 countries, Hostinger, which was established in 2004, is also an Internet domain name registrar. The breach, the company says, may have impacted information of nearly half of its users.

On August 23, the company received alerts on unauthorized access to an internal server containing an authorization token that the attackers used to escalate privileges to the system RESTful API Server used to query details about clients and their accounts.

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