The well-known online platform, Reddit, has reported a recent breach of its internal systems by malicious hackers who used a phishing attack. Although the breach has raised concerns among Reddit users, the company has assured that users’ passwords and accounts remain secure.
According to Reddit’s official statement, the breach was discovered after a phishing campaign targeted Reddit employees. The hackers managed to obtain the credentials of a single employee by tricking them with a fake website that mimicked the company’s intranet gateway. With access to one employee’s information, the attackers were able to infiltrate Reddit’s internal documents, code, and business systems.
However, Reddit has emphasized that there is no evidence to suggest that any of its non-public data has been accessed, or that Reddit’s information has been published or shared online. The only data that the hackers managed to obtain was some contact information for company contacts, former and current employees, as well as limited advertiser information.
In response to the breach, Reddit is conducting a thorough investigation and working with its employees to enhance their security awareness. The company is also closely monitoring the situation to prevent any further harm from being done. Despite the recent breach, Reddit remains committed to providing a secure platform for its users.