Livestream alerts registered users of suspected hack

Livestream the web-based video broadcaster urging them to change their passwords.
Livestream the web-based video broadcaster urging them to change their passwords.

Livestream, the web-based video broadcaster, alerted its registered users of a suspected data breach, urging them to change their passwords.

The Brooklyn, N.Y.-based streaming service said it “recently discovered that an unauthorized person may have accessed our customer accounts database.”

More than 40 million viewers each month watch thousands of live events online from Livestream from providers including, The New York Times, Facebook, ESPN, SpaceX, and Warner Bros. Records.

Livestream, which is still investigating the incident, reported that the accessed information appears to include names, email addresses, an encrypted version of users' passwords, date of births and phone numbers.

The company pointed out that it does not store credit card or other payment information, and it doesn't appear passwords had been decoded.

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