Hackers breach social network MeetMe

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Anyone who logged into social network MeetMe between Aug. 5 and Aug. 7 is being asked to change their password because hackers breached the MeetMe network and compromised certain user information.

How many victims? Undisclosed.   

What type of personal information? Usernames, email addresses and encrypted passwords.

What happened? Hackers breached the MeetMe network and gained access to the information.

What was the response? The vulnerability has been closed. MeetMe is notifying users and recommending that they change their passwords.

Details: Hackers gained access to the information between Aug. 5 and Aug. 7. Financial information was not compromised.

Quote: “There is no evidence that any accounts were accessed, but MeetMe contacted its users regarding the incident by email and with a notice posted on the site,” Aaron Curtiss, senior executive with communications firm G.F.BUNTING+CO, told SCMagazine.com in a Tuesday email.

Source: A Tuesday email correspondence with communications firm G.F. BUNTING+CO.

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