The online service provider Open Exchange Rates announced this week that they have suffered a data breach. Open Exchange Rates provides a service used by a number of large companies that allows them to look up currency exchange rates. The breach exposed the personal information and salted and hashed passwords for the customers of their API service. Open Exchange Rates was investigating a network misconfiguration when they discovered the unauthorized access of their network and database. It was determined that the hacker had gained unauthorized access from February 9th to March 2nd of this year. Open Exchange Rates has since disabled the passwords on all accounts forcing users to create new passwords immediately.
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