Opera Browser Cloud Sync Service Compromised

Opera Software reported a security breach last night, which affects all users of the sync feature of its web browser. Opera has reset passwords of all users for one of its services after hackers were able to gain access to one of its Cloud servers this week.

Opera’s Cloud Sync service, which allows users to synchronize their browser data and settings across multiple platforms, you may have hacked your passwords, login names, and other sensitive data.

Opera has around 350 Million users across its range products, but around 1.7 Million users using its Sync service had both their synchronized passwords as well as their authentication passwords leaked in the hack.

Since the company has already reset passwords of all of its registered Opera Sync users and emailed them with details, you need not worry about your account.

Opera confirmed its server breach on Friday, saying the "attack was quickly blocked" but that it "believe some data, including some of [their] sync users’ passwords and account information, such as login names, may have been compromised."

"Although we only store encrypted (for synchronized passwords) or hashed and salted (for authentication) passwords in this system, we have reset all the Opera sync account passwords as a precaution," Opera Software explained in a blog post.

Additionally, the company has also informed all Opera Sync users about the security breach and recommended them to change passwords for their Opera Sync accounts as soon as possible. You can obtain a new password for Opera sync using the password resetting page.

source: Opera

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