Gravatar Says It Was Not Hacked After “Have I Been Pwned” Service Notifies Users of a Breach

Gravatar is fielding questions today after “Have I Been Pwned,” a data breech checker service, tweeted New scraped data: Gravatar had 167M profiles scraped in Oct last year via an enumeration vector. 114M of the MD5 email address hashes were subsequently cracked and distributed alongside names and usernames. It claims 72% of these email addresses were already logged with the service.

This post was originally published on WP Tavern by Sarah Gooding.

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