TechRadar accounts compromised

Another day, another disaster. This time it concerns TechRadar's accounts, though the same old adage plays out no matter who is concerned. It would appear that TechRadar has had a slight issue; their accounts have been compromised. At present we know very little about what has happened, apart from that it has happened. An email was sent out to TechRadar users alerting them to the issue. Expect updates as the story unfolds.

This is not an uncommon happening online. The number of sites to have accounts hacked has seemingly been on the increase. The biggest recent example has been LinkedIn, after passwords were acquired and shared around Russian-language forums. This led to a lawsuit being filed against LinkedIn, and it is by no means an isolated incident.

Hacking is not a victim-less crime and those who do break the law will get punished. LulzSec, the group responsible for a great deal of disruption during this period last year, has had several members arrested. Some of these members have pleaded guilty since their arrest and face possible extradition. 

It has come to our attention that TechRadar's user registration database has been compromised. Unfortunately, user details including username, email address, date-of-birth and encrypted passwords have been stolen in the process. We are not aware of any misuse of this data but are taking action today to alert users as soon as has been possible.

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is techradar linked to gamesradar? I ask as yesterday I got an email to confirm my details and confirm a password change, which I ignored as I never requested the change (The email did say ignore if I hadn't made the request)

Sadly this appears to be the norm now, a few weeks ago I had around 30 emails from Microsoft about resetting my Live password, all of which I ignored, but after calling them (due to the sheer amount of mails) they said someone had called but couldn't answer the questions so they had sent emails each time to confirm if it was me or not. If I cannot answer the pesonal qustions then it is obviously not me.

What encryption and salting process does TechRadar use, out of curiosity as I don't have an account with them

Sraf said,
What encryption and salting process does TechRadar use, out of curiosity as I don't have an account with them

Assuming they are salting them at all.