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The hack included even 15 million ‘deleted’ accounts, which the site kept for unknown reasons.
Last month a hacker known as Revolver or 1x0123 claimed he had gained access to the site’s backend servers through a Local File Inclusion hack before posting two screenshots purporting to show compromised data to his Twitter feed.
The latest breach follows a high profile hack in May 2015 that led to the leaking of 4 million records.
“Immediately upon learning this information, we took several steps to review the situation and bring in the right external partners to support our investigation,” a statement issued over the weekend reads.
The news first came to light via Leaked Source, a so-called “breach notification site”.