Taringa, Latin American social site with Bitcoin tipping, has fallen prey to a hackers' attack and nearly all of the users' (which is about 28 million) data has been compromised.
According to cointelegraph.com, Taringa had instituted a system to pay users for content production using Bitcoin. The site even partnered with Xapo to create digital wallets for content producers. Now hack of data may allow access to those wallets.
It is likely that the attackers have made the database containing nicks, email addresses and encrypted passwords. No phone numbers and access credentials from other social networks have been compromised as well as addresses of bitcoin wallets from the Taringa program!
Taringa's statement translated by cointelegraph.com
As reported, Taringa was using an aging encryption system for passwords called MD5. The hackers managed to to crack 95% of the 27 million passwords. Taringa has assured customers that wallet addresses were not compromised. However, the surety of the promise actually remains unclear.