Briefing

Wattpad tells users their emails, passwords may have been hacked

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The Toronto-based storytelling platform revealed new information about its investigation into a breach, telling users that hackers may have accessed their email address, date of birth, gender, profile display name, account name and encrypted passwords. (The Canadian Press)

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Talking point: The company has not said how many of its more than 80 million users may have been affected by the June breach. A website that tracks cybersecurity breaches suggests that as many as 270 million user records were accessed, sold and published on a hacking forum. Wattpad noted that users’ stories, phone numbers and financial information were not compromised “based on the investigation to date.”