Streaming media service Plex reveals data breach

Streaming media service Plex revealed a data breach that may have compromised emails, usernames, and encrypted passwords of its customers.
PlexNearly 20 million people uses Plex to stream video, audio and photos.

Plex, in an email sent to customers, said that it discovered suspicious activity on one of its databases.

“We began an investigation and it does appear that a third-party was able to access a limited subset of data that includes emails, usernames, and encrypted passwords,” Plex revealed.

It was not clear if personal account information or private media libraries belonging to its customers have been compromised.

Plex told customers that all account passwords that could have been accessed were hashed and secured in accordance with best practices.

“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,” Plex said.

Plex said those who have Plex account should enable 2-factor authentication to secure their accounts.