Verticalscope

Verticalscope, a Canadian company responsible for managing hundreds of different online discussion forums, has been breached for the second time in just two years. The company was initially hacked in 2016 and, as a result, over 45 million user account records were compromised. The information contained in these records include email addresses, usernames, IP addresses, and primary and secondary passwords. According toKrebsonSecurity, approximately 2.7 million user accounts have been affected as a result of Verticalscope’s most recent breach. Hackers infiltrated the company’s websites by installing a backdoor known as a web shell, which allowed intruders to gain unauthorized remote access to millions of sensitive account credentials. The NJCCIC recommends users immediately change their passwords to any online forums associated with Verticalscope, as well as to any accounts that share the same login credentials.