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Hackers breach over 1000 home, tech and sports support forum sites stealing 45 million records

Hackers have stolen information relating to around 45 million accounts from VerticalScope, a Canadian media company that runs numerous support forums on various topics. Over 1,000 support forums and online community websites on home, tech and sports have been breached as a result of the hack, leaving millions of users’ records exposed.

The massive breach took place in February but is coming to light only now, thanks to data breach cataloguing site LeakedSource, which got hold of the data and recently analyzed it. Popular domains such as,, were among the sites that were affected by the breach. However, the data stolen does not appear to have been put up for sale on the dark web, as of now.

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