Monday, April 24, 2017

Hipchat was hacked over the weekend, and it’s bad

Over the weekend, an unknown intruder broke into HipChat, the Atlassian-owned team communication platform, and made off with a significant amount of data. According to a security notice published on the HipChat blog, the attacker was able to access user-account information, including names, email addresses, and hashed passwords. Ganesh Krishnan, Atlassian’s Chief Security Officer, said the company hashes all passwords using the bcrypt algorithm, with a random salt. In short, security best practices. He also noted that the attacker did not access user financial or credit card information. But here’s where it takes a turn for the worse, as in a…

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