Reddit confirmed that one of the hackers hacked some of their server and managed to access some user data including current user email address and 2015 to 2007 database backup containing old encrypted passwords. A copy of an old database backup containing very early Reddit user data from the site’s launch in 2005 through May 2007 was accessed by the hacker, the social media network said.
Slowe said Reddit learned on June 19 an attacker compromised a few of its employees’ accounts between June 14 and June 18.
The breach was carried out by intercepting text messages that were meant to reach employees with one-time login codes, Reddit said, adding that it was notifying the affected users.
Slowe said the firm hired its first head of security nearly three months ago. “So far he hasn’t quit”.