Plex Has Been Pwned…. Users Asked To Change Their Passwords

In case you’re not familiar with Plex, this is a service that lets users stream video from their computer to any other device. Effectively creating their own personal streaming service in the process. Well, this service has been pwned and a “limited subset” of user data has been pulled from its servers according to the company via an email that was sent out to users. Troy Hunt creator of was apparently affected by this and posted the email that Plex sent out:

But the company is still telling users to change their passwords. Instructions on how to do that can be found here. And the company says that the cause of the breach has been discovered:

We’ve already addressed the method that this third-party employed to gain access to the system, and we’re doing additional reviews to ensure that the security of all of our systems is further hardened to prevent future incursions.

Still, that may be cold comfort if you’re affected by this.

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