μTorrent Forum Hacked : Change your password immediately if you are a μTorrent forum user
The μTorrent team has announced that its community forums have been hacked, which exposed private information of hundreds of thousands of its users. By far, uTorrent is the most used BitTorrent client around with over 150 million active users a month. As per the data available, the forum has over 388,000 registered members with tens of thousands of visitors per day.
Earlier this week, the uTorrent team, which is part of BitTorrent Inc, was notified of the issue by one of their vendors. While the vulnerability didn’t originate at the uTorrent forums, it was indirectly compromised. Hackers were able to get the whole user database.
The company announced the hack in an important security advisory on its forum as below:
“On June 6th, 2016, BitTorrent was made aware of a security issue involving the vendor which powers our forums.
The vulnerability is believed to be originated at one of its vendors, who alerted the BitTorrent team about the issue earlier this week.