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Plex suffers data breach

2022-08-24 19:45 by
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Streaming media platform Plex sent out an email to its customers earlier today notifying them of a security breach that may have compromised account information, including usernames, email addresses, and passwords. While Plex's message says "all account passwords that could have been accessed were hashed and secured in accordance with best practices," it is still advising all users to change their passwords immediately.

"Yesterday, we discovered suspicious activity on one of our databases," company officials wrote in the email sent to customers. "We immediately began an investigation and it does appear that a third-party was able to access a limited subset of data that includes emails, usernames, and encrypted passwords."

Plex is one of the largest media streaming apps, allowing users to stream movies and live television, as well as their own audio, video and photos hosted on their own home media servers. Plex has more than 30 million registered users. Both personal media and streaming customers are affected by the breach, a spokesperson said.

Plex apologized for the data breach, as well as for the hassle involved in users having to reset their account passwords as well as logging back in to all their Plex-enabled devices.

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