Pakistan’s most popular automotive portal Parkwheels.com is reeling after their server was breached by an unknown third party exposing personal data of registered users.
This week an email was sent to users confirming the breach and explaining that hackers were able to exploit a known vulnerability in outdated vBulletin forum software.
vBulletin forum software has fallen prey to hackers on multiple occasions. The Clash of Kings forum had 1.6 million user’s data stolen, Epic games forum with 800,000 accounts stolen, Grand Theft Auto (GTA) forum, Russia’s Mail.ru with 27 million accounts, LifeBoat forum with 7 million accounts and Exile Mod gaming forum with 12,000 accounts stolen.
“We recently came across a security breach in our forums software, which may have exposed some user information to a third party. The security breach was due a known vulnerability in vBulletin, the forum software used by Pakwheels.com,” read the email from the automotive website to its users.
It’s estimated as many as 674,775 names, emails, encrypted passwords, mobile number and Facebook sessions have been exposed.
Parkwheels is back online but users are advised to change their password to avoid any leakage of personal information including e-mail address and Facebook data.