September 24, 2016

TechRadar re-engineering the way it stores user data

(LiveHacking.Com) – In June, popular British technology site TechRadar.com suffered a security breach in which email addresses and user details (including username, date-of-birth and encrypted passwords) were stolen. It has now sent an email to its users with an update on the situation, the email reads:

We emailed you recently to let you know that the TechRadar user registration database had been accessed and encrypted data downloaded. As a result we have temporarily suspended user accounts on TechRadar.

We are currently re-engineering the way we store user data and, once the new service is ready, you will be able to log in and comment again. This work should be completed in the next few days and we’ll be back in touch about how you can reset your password and log back in.

We’re sorry about any frustration this situation is causing but we take the security of your data extremely seriously and want to get it right.

More information on the recent security issues is available here: http://www.techradar.com/news/world-of-tech/techradar-site-announcement-1088018

Thanks for your patience,

Nick Merritt

Publisher, TechRadar

If you used your TechRadar password on any other websites then you need change these passwords immediately.

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