Discord has announced a data breach that occurred after the account of a third-party support agent was compromised. The breach resulted in the exposure of some users’ personal information, including their email addresses, usernames, and hashed passwords.
As per the official statement, the data breach occurred after a support agent’s account was hacked that reportedly obtained through a phishing scheme, which allowed the attacker to access the agent’s account and gain access to some users’ personal information. Discord has since taken steps to revoke the attacker’s access and is investigating the incident further.
Discord has not disclosed the exact number of users affected by the data breach. It stated that the breach only affects users who contacted the support team between specific dates and does not impact all Discord users.
The information exposed in the data breach includes users’ email addresses, usernames, and hashed passwords. Discord has assured its users that no payment information or other sensitive data was compromised in the breach.
Discord is strongly advising its users to reset their passwords immediately. If you are a Discord user and contacted the support team between specific dates, you should assume that your email address, username, and password hash have been exposed and take appropriate measures to secure your account.