1.7 Million Opera Sync Users May Have Been Affected by Data Breach

1.7 Million Opera Sync Users May Have Been Affected by Data Breach

August 29, 2016         Written By Lynn Oldshue

On Friday, Opera warned its users that the Opera Sync service may have been breached.

On their blog, Opera reported they detected “signs of an attack where access was gained to the Opera sync system. This attack was quickly blocked. Our investigations are ongoing, but we believe some data, including some of our sync users’ passwords and account information, such as login names, may have been compromised.”

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The company assured its users that passwords are hashed and salted for encryption, but they have asked users to reset their passwords as a precaution. They also encouraged Sync users to change any third-party passwords that may have been synchronized with their service.

While 1.7 million users may have been affected, this represents only 0.5% of the 350 million people who use the browser.

The information contained within this article was accurate as of August 29, 2016. For up-to-date
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Lynn Oldshue has written personal finance stories for LowCards.com for twelve years. She majored in public relations at Mississippi State University.
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