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Accounts of Reddit Moderators Hijacked in Pro-Trump Hack

August 10, 2020

The hackers appear to have targeted moderator accounts that did not have two-factor authentication (2FA) enabled, and leveraged their rights to modify subreddits or even remove moderator accounts that had fewer rights.

“There is an ongoing incident with moderator accounts being compromised and used to vandalize subreddits. We’re working on locking down the bad actors and reverting the changes,” a Reddit administrator revealed.

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