From: guest (Unlucky)
, 6 months, post #1 |
As I know many of you uses it... Beware!|
Writing.Com values your membership and business and respects the
privacy of your information, which is why, as a precautionary
measure, we are writing to let you know about a data security
incident that may have involved your personal information. Based on
reports we have received over the last 48 hours and the information
available to us, we believe an attack may have happened prior to
June 2019. The data accessed may have included personal information
such as your name, email address, and unencrypted Writing.Com
password. As Writing.Com uses third party providers for payment
processing, we do not have access to or store any credit card or
other financial information and the data accessed could not have
included any such information.
STEPS YOU CAN TAKE TO FURTHER PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION
Change your Writing.Com password. Log in at Writing.Com, click "My
Account" in the left column, then "Change Password". If you've used
this same password anywhere else, log in to those places and change
your password there, as well. As always, people should use unique
passwords for each website they access. Changing your Writing.Com
password now should ensure no one has further access to your
Writing.Com account; that's good practice to use in general, all
the time, anywhere on the internet.
Writing.Com values your privacy and deeply regrets that this
incident may have occurred. I take this very seriously. Over the
last few months, our entire infrastructure has changed
significantly for the better. I have been working diligently to
make upgrades and changes to Writing.Com's servers and the security
systems we use throughout our network. As part of the changes and
updates that have been made since May of this year, unencrypted
passwords are no longer stored within Writing.Com's system. As
such, I do not believe this is a "current" issue, but one that had
already occurred prior to the security changes that are now in
I am continuing to conduct a thorough review of the potentially
affected systems, and will notify our members if there are any
further significant developments. Writing.Com has implemented a
complete overhaul and numerous additional security measures
designed to prevent a recurrence of such an attack, and to protect
the privacy of our valued members. Writing.Com is our life and our
members are like family to us. My wife and I are always working to
be sure it's a safe and secure environment for our community. As a
sole proprietor, I always do all that I can to stay on top of
security issues and I sincerely apologize for any past issue, which
may have allowed an attack to occur. Know that I am doing
everything I can to keep all accounts as safe as possible.
For further information or assistance, please email us at
The StoryMaster @ Writing.Com
, 6 months, post #2 |
What the hell is a website that takes money as part of it's
business model having ANY unencrypted passwords in it's database?!|
, 6 months, post #3 |
Just burn that website to the ground already jesus christ|
From: guest (Tights)
, 6 months, post #4 |
"our entire infrastructure has changed significantly for the
• Putting restrictions that make virtually impossible to people to
read/write interactive stories such as "Due to resource
limitations, Interactive Stories are temporarily unavailable..."
• Countless stories summarily deleted throughout all the site
existence because the owner is a fucking bastard moneygrabber too
fucking cheap (I mean, for god's sake, text is not expensive to
storage, especially in 2019)
• Can't even encrypt their users password
• Has the nerves of saying "we are changing for better"
, 6 months, post #5 |
Thank god I changed my passwords but still this is scary. Not even
ihavebeenpwned reported this. You gotta be careful.|
, 4 months, post #6 |
Gonna confirm this shit has happened. I've started regularly
getting mails, "I have recorded you with a RAT" type emails using
the unique password that i had on writing.com only.|
So thanks for that incompetence, you did have a data breach and it
is in the wild. And you expect us to give you money for
subscription services when you people use plain text for passwords?
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