Trapster Gets Hacked: 10 Million User Accounts Compromised

January 20, 2011

Trapster is a free application for smartphones that helps share and find nearby speed traps. Today users are receiving an email informing them to change their logins as soon as possible due to a security breach.

While details have not yet been released on how the breach occurred or how much data was taken, it is clear that Trapster is taking this seriously.

The email Trapster users received states, "The Trapster team has recently learned that our website has been the target of a hacking attempt, and it is possible that your email address and password were compromised. We have taken, and continue to take, preventative measures to avoid future incidents, but we are recommending that you change your Trapster password."

While the hackers likely weren't after the actual user accounts, it's likely that many people use the same user name and password for multiple sites. This could put some users accounts on sites such as PayPal and eBay at risk.

If you are a Trapster user (if you are reading SocialCarNews the answer is likely "yes"), be sure to change your login and password immediately as well as any other site that shares that information.

[Trapster]

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