A four-year-old hack on Infowars’ streaming website prisonplanet.tv is being recirculated by media outlets as a new breach.
Infowars has investigated and examined the latest dump and determined that the information comes from the 2012 incident. At the time of that breach, Infowars notified users, reset passwords and took numerous steps to harden our systems to prevent further attacks.
Infowars stopped using the MD5 algorithm to hash passwords and began using a more secure method after the breach as well.
Although the information being reported is outdated, Infowars has once again forced a password reset in order to ensure the safety of prisonplanet.tv users.
Why news outlets are now choosing to report on this hack, which has been publicly known for years, remains to be seen.