Security breach – Change your passwords!

After several hours of work from all sides, we are finally back online again with most of our services.

During the problems we have had the past few days with ex-developer sharing our databases publicly, we are required to inform you around the situation. We know for sure that our forum database and server database is leaked.

Here is what the databases contains:

  • Hashed passwords
  • Emails
  • Personal messages (forum)
  • Other contact information you may have added

If you have a great way of handling passwords and that you have unique passwords on other services, this might not be a big of a problem. But for many of us, the reality is that we use the same passwords many different places, and it’s not a good thing to do. Whoever who manages to reverse-hash the hashes, can get access to all of the other services you use just by “logging” in.

The best bet would be to change passwords everywhere, and make sure to use unique passwords for each service. This way a future breach anywhere else can’t do more damage than on that service.

The development team has done their task in order to secure all services as much as possible, and thereby avoid similar situations for the future. We require you to change your passwords, and if anything seems wrong – do not hesitate to contact the staff about it.

We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience, and wish you a happy stay further on xSF. Many updates are scheduled, so it is an exciting time to play here!