The online streaming provider Plex has reported a data incident that exposed user account information. The business claims that information including usernames, emails, and passwords was accessed improperly by a third party. To avoid danger, it is requiring all of its users to immediately change their passwords.

Email is being used by Plex to inform users of the data breach. Funny enough, Troy Hunt of Have I Been Pwned, a service that helps users to determine whether their personal information is at risk of being stolen through data breaches and is available on various platforms, was also pwned. He tweeted a screenshot of the email he had received.

According to Plex’s email, the malicious party was only able to access a small portion of its user data. Additionally, the business adds that it hashes and secures passwords in accordance with best standards and maintains them in an encrypted format. Out of an abundance of caution, it is nevertheless mandating a password change for all of its uses. After updating the password, the business advises users to check out of all linked devices and then sign back in using the new password.

Advertisement Although it is a pain, Plex advised doing it for more security. Unfortunately, as Hunt points out, after changing your password, checking the button that logs you out of connected devices results in a mistake. You are unable to modify the password because of it. However, you can modify your Plex password by unchecking it. It is hoped that the business would quickly fix this issue since it stops users from following its advice.

Payment was not compromised by the Plex Data Breach. DATA Plex stated in an email to users that it does not keep any payment information, including credit card information, on its servers. So there is no immediate financial danger associated with this data breach. The business also said that it had closed the security flaw used by the malicious party to access its servers. In order to stop future breaches, the security measures have also been reinforced.

These kind of breaches do occur often, though, and there is little you can do to stop them. However, you may create one-of-a-kind, secure passwords for your apps and online accounts by using a password manager. Using the same password on numerous platforms is never a good idea. For enhanced protection, you should also utilize two-factor authentication (2FA). There are many different authenticator apps and password managers available.

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