Data of hundreds of millions of users stolen from Gravatar

Unknown hackers have hacked into Gravatar’s servers and downloaded many data. According to the company’s investigation, 167 million records are involved. Although the email addresses were stored in encrypted form, the provider, unfortunately, chose an insecure solution, and 114 million have already been hacked, according to Have I Been Pwned, which found the data.


Gravatar is a service from Automattic, the company behind WordPress, which people use to manage their online identities across multiple sites. If you’ve ever created an account on a website and uploaded your picture, you’ve probably seen that little image next to your name at the bottom. The picture is called a “Gravatar,” and it’s serviceable for things like signing in and commenting on a blog post.