500px informed it’sown users, but PetaPixel and The Register wrote about the data theft in which sixteen web services were hacked and about 620 million users’ data was stolen. Among these sites there was the popular photo sharing site 500px as well. The hackers got 14.5 million users’ personal information. The large scale data hacking was revealed after the 10 GB worth of data was published as available for buyers on the Dark Web. This should alert you to reset your passwords!
Facebook site of the teenage daughter of a friend got hacked and it was flooded by porn pictures and then it was shared everywhere across the net. This gave me the idea to write about the security of our passwords.
Probably there are some who are bored to hear this again and again, but this advice can spare people terrible headaches! There has been another theft, that could have been avoided. Photographers share the list of stolen goods in hope of someone finding it one day. Hope is good, but prevention is much more helpful than crying after something avoidable bad happened.
I hope you don’t leave valuable gear in the car!