Plex is a popular home media control system and a streaming service that issued an email to all customers on Wednesday, 24th August, advising them to change their passwords. This was because the company had suffered a data breach where the attackers had managed to gain access to emails, usernames and encrypted passwords.
“Even though all account passwords that could have been accessed were hashed and secured in accordance with best practices, out of an abundance of caution, we are requiring all Plex accounts to have their password reset”, the Plex email stated.
“Rest assured that credit card and other payment data are not stored on our servers at all and were not vulnerable in this incident”, the company added.
If you have an account with PLEX, it is advised you change your password with a secure and complex password. If you utilise this password anywhere else, it is also strongly advised to change these passwords as well.