Over 2.5 Million Funimation Accounts Compromised

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

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FunimationAccording to two websites, Funimation users have had their data compromised. Both sites report that over 2.5 million users had their data stolen. Furthermore, the hack occurred back in July.

One site in particular, haveibeenpwned.com, listed the details that were stolen:

In July 2016, the anime site Funimation suffered a data breach that impacted 2.5 million accounts. The data contained usernames, email addresses, dates of birth and salted SHA1 hashes of passwords.

Thankfully, it doesn’t look like credit card information was taken, but it is strongly advised for any users to reset their password. No official word has come from Funimation about the hack, but we will keep you posted if that changes.

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About Tyler Trosper

Tyler Trosper graduated Ball State University with a major in Creative Writing and a minor in Professional Writing. Originally joining Operation Rainfall as an anime news writer, he also writes gaming news and dabbles in reviews. His one true love in life is Xenosaga, and he prays daily for a fourth game.




  • bomblord

    Sigh, this is getting ridiculous. I hope they provide me with some kind of compensation.

  • Mr0303

    They can hold it as blackmail – “person X watches ecchi anime”.

  • Panpopo

    Yeah nothing is completely secure, and there is really nothing you can do about it. Buy gift cards so that you don’t have store credit card info, if possible. I do that for PSN anyway.

  • I was just about to make a account there. I will wait now.