Hacking of support forum a minor incident: Creative Tech

Users said shortly after the hack, the forum was shut down permanently. A check on Nov 6, 2018, shows the forum is still down.
Users said shortly after the hack, the forum was shut down permanently. A check on Nov 6, 2018, shows the forum is still down.SCREENGRAB: CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY WEBSITE

But expert says any stolen data is useful and breach could be warning of a bigger attack

A support forum for Creative Technology consumers, which can be accessed via the main website, was hacked some time in the middle of this year, The Straits Times (ST) learnt recently.

Although information such as e-mail addresses, forum usernames, IP addresses and encrypted passwords were breached, the home-grown consumer electronics company told ST that it was a minor incident which did not involve major sensitive information.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 07, 2018, with the headline 'Hacking of support forum a minor incident: Creative'. Print Edition | Subscribe