Digital comic reseller ComiXology is warning all of its users to change their account passwords after discovering a security breach where someone made off with user names, email addresses, and encrypted passwords. Credit card information wasn't accessed during the security breach because that data is stored on different servers.
ComiXology users need to reset their passwords following a security breach
The company alerted users to the security breach in an email saying, "Even though we store our passwords in protected form, as a precautionary measure we are requiring all users to change their passwords on the ComiXology platform and recommend that you promptly change your password on any other website where you use the same or a similar password."
The problem was discovered during a review and upgrade of the company's security system, and improvements have already been put in place to help prevent similar data breaches in the future.
Comixology users need to change their account passwords right away as a precautionary measure. Users should change their passwords at any other sites where they use the same login information.
The digital comic book reseller isn't the only company dealing with data breaches. Kickstarter recently lost user account data to hackers, including encrypted passwords. No credit card numbers were taken in that attack, either.
Attacks like these underscore the need to use different passwords for every login account to avoid hackers gaining access to multiple services you use after hacking into a single company's databases. It's also a good idea to use a password manager, like 1Password or LastPass, to keep track of your various website logins.