While the Mathway breach in which 25 million email addresses and salted passwords were reportedly stolen didn’t hit the news until late last week, a recent statement by the company says that after receiving a tip, Mathway retained a leading data security firm to investigate and by May 15 confirmed that the company had been breached.
The malicious ShinyHunters was behind the Mathway breach, just one of a string of attacks credited to the group during the past few weeks, the most noted involving Microsoft’s GitHub repositories. Shiny Hunters may also be behind the recently reported breaches of Indonesian e-commerce giant Tokopedia and Indian e-learning platform Unacademy, among many others.
Shiny Hunters did acknowledge that the breach took place in January 2020, according to a ZDNet report.
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