Clear Text Passwords of over 2,000 Users Leaked from the Directors Guild of Canada

Directors Guild of Canada hacked

The Directors Guild of Canada, an organization that represents the interests of screen-based industry workers, has been hacked. A hacker using the online moniker “legionnare” (ObeySec) has not only defaced the website, but also leaked its users’ credentials.

The information leaked by the cybercriminal has been removed from Pastebin and the defaced page has been restored. However, Cyber War News reports that the email addresses, usernames and passwords of over, 2,000 users have been compromised.

Unfortunately, the passwords are stored in clear text, which means that it’s easy for almost anyone to abuse the leaked credentials.

I’ve reached out to the Directors Guild of Canada to see if they can comment on the incident. Hopefully, they’ve notified impacted individuals of the breach, and advised them to change their passwords.


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