It may be hard to believe that back in 2009, Alan Schaaf started what was initially a side project that would go on to become one of the most popular image sharing sites on the web, Imgur. An early indication of his creation's success was the reception it garnered on Reddit, having attracted more than 1,600 upvotes but now it has come to light that the company has suffered a data breach dating back several years.
After the exfiltrated data was sent to Troy Hunt, the owner of "Have I been pwned?", Hunt notified Imgur late on November 23rd. Imgur's Chief Operating Officer then alerted the company's CEO and the Vice President of Engineering to the issue prior to the commencement of data validation. By early Friday morning, the image sharing site had determined that around 1.7 million user accounts
had been impacted by the data breach that had originally taken place back in 2014 and began notifying affected users in addition to enforcing a change of password.