Dailymotion Statement on HIBP and Platform Security

On August 6, 2017, haveibeenpwned.com (HIBP) announced that it had added Dailymotion’s 2016 data leak to its database.

That announcement is related to the data breach that occurred in October 2016, which at the time was duly acknowledged by Dailymotion. It should be in no way considered as a new security breach.

We are in the process of confirming that the data is authentic.

The stolen data did not contain user passwords in a clear text form, but secured with the bcrypt hashing algorithm that prevents passwords from being recovered, providing the user chose a sufficiently complex password.

We would like to stress that HIBP is a trusted website that enables its users to verify, in a responsible way, whether their account was part of any of the data leaks contained in its database. It does not disclose user passwords either in clear text or in their hashed form.

As a general rule, we invite our users to use complex passwords. Those who are unsure how complex their password may have been at the time of the event, may want to change it now as a precautionary measure, if they haven’t already done so following our user notification in the wake of last year’s security breach.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank HIBP for its valuable collaboration and for making the internet a safer place.