valerie wrote: I know what was stolen.
In regards to the add-on, nope, I don't think it had anything to do with that.
There may have been some kind of back door there but I don't believe that
was the issue. The issue was, the site was not secure so obviously it wasn't
difficult for a hack to happen.
What I saw is USA. The hacker was only interested in grabbing
the USA info.
The information they stole is more than USA, I can confirm that my information were among the list, but I do not care, my date of birth is a few digits off for the year
I remember there was a pastebin posted online which was a SAMPLER of the alleged stolen information - I did the smart thing in the first place to never use common passwords on different sites - My e-mail has a password, this site a different password, etc....
From what I read in an article, the alleged hacker discovered a vulnerability through the extension and from that information could access the information, if my memory serves they said over 6 million members information, among 500,000 US members But this is nothing, these kinds of hacks are common now, the latest one is Capital One, 100 million accounts in the US, and 6 million accounts in Canada, same issue, info stored in clear text (the user information at least, not the CC / passwords)
Whatever it is it's up to people to be smart and ensure their security - and if a breach occurs to act quickly to avoid damage. Despite all the chaos, CS did survive through 2016-2019. ClixSense has lasted 12 solid years, during that time countless sites have opened and closed, it was only a matter of time before he sold - you don't become too wealthy in the industry, compared to his other business so it only makes SENSE