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OldCurmudgeon

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Postby OldCurmudgeon » Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:44 am

I just received this in an e-mail from Comixology@e.comixology.com:

Dear Comics Retailer,

In the course of a recent review and upgrade of our security infrastructure, we determined that an unauthorized individual accessed a database of ours that contained usernames, email addresses, and cryptographically protected passwords.

Even though we store our passwords in protected form, as a precautionary measure we are requiring all users to change their passwords on the comiXology platform and recommend that you promptly change your password on any other website where you use the same or a similar password. You can reset your comiXology.com password here.

We have taken additional steps to strengthen our security procedures and systems, and we will continue to implement improvements on an ongoing basis.

Please note that we will never ask you for personal or account information in an e-mail, so exercise caution if you receive emails that ask for personal information or direct you to a site where you are asked to provide personal information.

We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact us by sending an email to support@comixology.com

Sincerely,

ComiXology


Thought I'd give people a heads-up to this. Might be a fishing scam, so I'd not follow the link and go to comixology itself to change passwords.
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MrBlack

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Postby MrBlack » Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:05 am

I got the same email.

I agree that going to Comixology itself to change your password is probably the best idea.

EDIT: The front page at Comixology mentions the security breach, so the email is likely legit.
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IvCNuB4

Staff Writer

Postby IvCNuB4 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:24 am

Yeah, it's legit. I just got the same email (for Comics Reader). And the hack is being reported on other sites as well. I think Comixology already disabled all prior passwords. I tried logging in there and my password didn't work.
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thefourthman

Outhouse Editor

Postby thefourthman » Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:38 pm

Is annoying cause you go to the site, it tells you you have to change it and you can't log in to do it. I emailed a buddy at customer service they, will let you know what he says.
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MrBlack

WTF is this rank?

Postby MrBlack » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:32 pm

thefourthman wrote:Is annoying cause you go to the site, it tells you you have to change it and you can't log in to do it. I emailed a buddy at customer service they, will let you know what he says.

There is a big red highlighted link at the top of the website that takes you to the page to change your password.
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thefourthman

Outhouse Editor

Postby thefourthman » Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:17 am

Yeah, but when I go to log in, it won't let me.so fail on the big red link, at least for me.

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