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AdGuard resets all user passwords after account hacks
2018-09-21T01:09:28Z - Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch
Popular ad-blocker AdGuard has forcibly reset all of its users’ passwords after it detected hackers trying to break into accounts. AdGuard said that the hacking attempts were slowed thanks to rate limiting — preventing the attackers from trying too many passwords in one go. But, the effort was “not enough” when the attackers know the passwords, a blog post said. “As a precautionary measure, we have reset passwords to all AdGuard accounts,” said Andrey Meshkov, AdGuard’s co-founder and chief technology officer. It’s not clear why attackers targeted AdGuard users, but the company’s response was swift and effective.

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