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Image sharing site We Heart It is informing users their personal data may have been compromised. The company was alerted to a possible security breach last week that involved over 8 million accounts, it said on Friday. The breach took place a few years ago and includes email addresses, usernames and encrypted passwords for We Heart It accounts created between 2008 and November 2013.
Although the passwords were encrypted, they are not secure. The company adds that, since that time, it has made improvements to its systems, security protocols, password security and its database. It has also taken the immediate step to encrypt all current users’ passwords with additional encryption using the secure bcrypt algorithm.