Menu
Atlassian resets HipChat passwords after 'suspicious' activity

Atlassian resets HipChat passwords after 'suspicious' activity

Names, email addresses and encrypted passwords were leaked after a breach

Atlassian has reset the passwords for some users of its HipChat messaging application after personal data and email addresses were accessed, the company said Saturday.

The "suspicious" activity caused names, usernames, email addresses and encrypted passwords to be exposed for less than 2 percent of HipChat users, wrote Craig Davies, Atlassian's security head. Affected users are being contacted.

No payment information was accessed, he wrote. Davies did not specify when the breach occurred or when Atlassian discovered it.

HipChat is an audio, video and text messaging application designed for group collaboration within enterprises. Atlassian, which makes software development and collaboration tools, acquired HipChat in March 2012.

Davies wrote that Atlassian was also triggering a password reset for other Atlassian services that shared the same email addresses as the affected HipChat accounts.

The leaked encrypted passwords were hashed. Hashing creates a representation of a plain-text password after running it through an algorithm. That is considered the safest way to handle passwords, as it is difficult for hackers to convert a hash created with a strong algorithm into its original password. The passwords were also "salted," an additional security measure.

Davies wrote Atlassian is "constantly enhancing the security of our service infrastructure to keep you and your data safe."

"While recent events with other large services have demonstrated this type of activity is increasing, so too is our vigilance in blocking and addressing it," he wrote.

Send news tips and comments to jeremy_kirk@idg.com. Follow me on Twitter: @jeremy_kirk

Follow Us

Join the New Zealand Reseller News newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags atlassiansecurity

Slideshows

Top 50 defining moments of the New Zealand channel in 2016

Top 50 defining moments of the New Zealand channel in 2016

Reseller News looks back on a tumultuous 12 months for the New Zealand channel, assessing the fallout from a year of sizeable industry change. Whether it be local or global mergers and acquisitions, distribution deals or job changes, the channel that started the year differs somewhat to the one set to finish it - Reseller News assesses the key moments that made 2016.​

Top 50 defining moments of the New Zealand channel in 2016
​Hewlett Packard Enterprise honours high achieving NZ channel

​Hewlett Packard Enterprise honours high achieving NZ channel

Hewlett Packard Enterprise honoured its top performing Kiwi partners at the second running of its HPE Partner Awards in New Zealand, held at a glitzy ceremony in Auckland. Recognising excellence across eight categories - from distributors to resellers - the tech giant celebrated its first year as a standalone company, following its official split from HP in 2015.

​Hewlett Packard Enterprise honours high achieving NZ channel
Nutanix treats channel partners to Christmas cruise

Nutanix treats channel partners to Christmas cruise

Nutanix recently took to the seas for a Christmas Cruise around Sydney Harbour with its Australia and New Zealand staff, customers and partners to celebrate a stellar year for the vendor. With the sun out, they were all smiles and mingled over drinks and food.

Nutanix treats channel partners to Christmas cruise
Show Comments