Plex suffers data breach; third-party gains access to emails, usernames and more

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Plex has emailed its users to warn them about a security indecency it has come to know about. While the subject line of the email refers to a "possible data breach", the body continues to talk about the suspect

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The company says the exposed data included emails, usernames and encrypted passwords. Although all passwords were protected and hashed, all Plex users need to change their security.

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In the email, Plex says: "We want you to be aware of an event involving your Plex account information tomorrow. While we believe that the real impact of this phenomenon is limited.

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Yesterday, we detected suspicious activity on one of our databases. We immediately launched an investigation and it appears that a third party was able to reach a limited subset.

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Even though all account passwords that could be accessed were hashed and secured according to best practices, an abundance of caution requires all Plex accounts.

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Rest assured that credit cards and other payment data are not stored on our servers at all and were not unsafe in the event. The company says it is taking steps to help avoid some.

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Long Story In short, we request you to reset your Plex account password immediately. When doing this, there is a checkbox for "Sign out of the connected device after changing the password".

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