posted January 16, 2015 04:16 AM
Edited By: frEEk on 16 Jan 2015 19:48
Bikeland database compromise - Details This morning Bikeland's database was compromised in what appears to be a random attack by an unknown source which managed to steal emails and passwords. We do not know how many, but it seems likely they got through a good portion of our member list. As a result we have reset ALL user passwords. You will need to use the password retrieval tool to get your new password, after which you can change it as desired.
Because Bikeland stores no personal information (names, phone numbers etc) or financial information (ie. from people who purchased from our store), no critical info has been stolen.
However, if you use the same email address and password on other sites, we strongly suggest you change your password on those sites immediately (BOTH the same, sites that use just the same email address OR password are not at risk). When hackers steal a list of emails & passwords, they can then try logging into other popular services with those credentials. If you have a habit of using the same login elsewhere, this means you are now vulnerable to unauthorized access on those sites. So again, change your password on sites that share the same email and password.
Our apologies to our members for this rather large inconvenience. The vulnerability has been fixed but unfortunately the damage is already done.
posted February 02, 2015 07:15 PM
Edited By: urftup on 3 Feb 2015 10:20
I was sent a username and password reset, but how do i get my old username restored? Ive been here since 2000, but been away and just found out about the hack....and i have one meeeeeelion posts!!!!
posted February 12, 2015 06:38 AM
Exactly, 15 year old software means hashed passwords weren't exactly a thing yet. We do have a software update on the horizon which would include modern password protection.