Affected Users Can Now Recover Their Steemit Account

in steemit •  3 years ago 



When the Steemit platform got hacked last week, many people were concerned about the security of this concept. As it turns out, only a select few accounts were compromised in the process. Thanks to swift action, the threat was thwarted at an early stage. Stolen fundswere kept to a minimum as well, thankfully.Users who have had their accounts compromised can now begin the recovery process. There is an account recovery page, where users can enter their old password. After logging in through social media or the used email address, users will be granted a chance to create a new account password.Steemit users who authenticate through Facebook or Reddit should see their accounts restored immediately. Those who use an email and password combination will receive further instructions shortly after filling out the form. It is good to see the company take additional security precautions, as new passwords have to be at last 32 characters long.. Time to get that LastPass or other password manager working!

On the topic of users who have had funds stolen, the Steemit team is in the process of finalizing the analysis of the July 14th cyber attack. Figuring out how much funds has been stolen from each account has taken some time, but the final numbers will be coming in shortly. As promised earlier, the platform operators will refund every user out of their own pocket.Incidents like these are bound to happen when platforms become incredibly popular in such a short timespan. Luckily for Steemit, there was no real harm done, albeit the financial losses and compromised accounts should not be taken lightly. With these new security measures in place, business can be resumed as normal. 

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With this possibility why can't steem allow early users who have lost their owner key to get new passwords - even if they have to pay for them. I am sure there will be many customers. I know several people in this predicament who are trying to get new accounts - but wouldn't it be better if they could pay for a new owner key on their old accounts