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Plex victim of data theft. The platform asks all its users to change their password.

Users of Plex should change their password as soon as possible. Indeed, the reader and streaming service explains in a note sent to users affected by this flaw that a malicious person has infiltrated its systems. In particular, we can read that the company immediately started an investigation after noting suspicious activity on one of its databases. According to the first elements, Plex explains that a third party entity had access to a subset of its data, including emails, usernames and encrypted user passwords.

Plex victim of data theft

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Even Troy Hunt from Have I Been Pwned was affected. As he explains in his tweet, there is nothing you can do in this kind of case, but using a password generator and two-factor authentication helps to minimize the risks. Of note, Troy Hunt encountered an error while attempting to change his password and realized that NOT disconnecting existing devices completed the process.

The platform asks all its users to change their password

Plex also explained that it had already corrected the flaw used by the person responsible for this attack, but did not go into details as to the said method or the vulnerability exploited if there is one. The company has also pledged to carry out additional scans to ensure that its systems are “strengthened to prevent future penetrations”. For now, Plex asks all its users to change their password “as a precaution”, even if all the passwords recovered by the hacker were encrypted. The platform also reassures users in its press release that it does not store any credit card number on its servers, so the hacker could not access it.





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