If you use Opera’s cloud sync service, you must change your password right now. Opera cloud sync service has been hacked and user passwords with other data might have been hacked. Opera has also confirmed server breach saying “this attack was quickly blocked.”
Opera has not confirmed how much records have been compromised, but it confirmed that data was accessed. To avoid any risk, the company has already reset passwords of all registered Opera Sync users and emailed them about this incident.
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“We believe some data, including some of our sync users’ passwords and account information, such as login names, may have been compromised, ” Opera Software wrote in a blog post.
“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 added.
Opera has around 350 million users but only around 1.7 million users are using its Sync service. So, at most 1.7 million users are affected. If you are one of the 350 million Opera users who is not using Opera Sync, you do not need to do anything from your side. You are safe as you were.
Do you use Opera Sync? Change your password to avoid any issue. You can change the password of Opera sync using the password resetting page. If you are also using the same password for other services, you should also change the password for all those services.