Hacker retrieves e-mail addresses and other data of 685,000 HardwareZone users

A hacker accessed information of 685,000 registered users on online forum HardwareZone, with the breach found out to have taken place in September 2017.
A hacker accessed information of 685,000 registered users on online forum HardwareZone, with the breach found out to have taken place in September 2017.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM WWW.HARDWAREZONE.COM.SG

SINGAPORE - The user profile data of 685,000 registered HardwareZone (HWZ) users has been compromised, allowing a hacker access to information like users' full names, usernames and e-mail addresses.

HWZ found out about the breach on Sunday (Feb 18) after the discovery of a "suspicious posting" on the forum site, which is owned by SPH Magazines.

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