Following a massive data breach, the owners of the Discord.io platform decided to take down the platform until further notice, leaving no indication of whether it will ever come back online.
Discord.io is a service that allows users to make custom links they can then post on Discord channels. And since Discord has such a large user base, the number of people using this third-party platform is also substantial. Around 760,000 users are affected.
Not every day do we see a service suspending its operations following a data breach. Discord.io decided to stop its services at least until an investigation takes place. To their credit, the website was pulled down very quickly after the data breach was discovered.
"On the night of the 14th of August, Discord.io suffered a major databreach, resulting in content from our database being leaked to unknown actors," said the owners of the service on their website. "We were made aware of the breach later on in the day, and after confirming the content of the breach, we decided to shut down all services and operations."
It hasn't been determined precisely how the hackers managed to compromise the website yet.It's believed criminals gained access to the database via a vulnerability in the website's code. The data leaked contained sensitive information and other types of data websites usually collect from their users.
Non-sensitive information about your account:
Potentially sensitive information about your account:
Fortunately, the website doesn't store payment information as everything goes through PayPal and Stripe. It remains unclear whether the service will ever restart again, especially since the owners decided to offer refunds for premium memberships already paid.