Freepik: data breach affects 8 million accounts

Freepik: data breach affects 8 million accounts
Freepik is one of the most popular websites for downloading free multimedia resources. It has not yet been specified when, but the portal suffered a major data theft, involving 8.3 million accounts, including that of the writer of this article.

Freepik: the enormous data breach

In the official press release, the company said that the breach took place by exploiting a SQL vulnerability. In this way, the hackers had full access to one of the databases of the portal, where the account information was stored.

Someone suffered only the theft of their email address (like myself), others also passwords and other information. Also involved was Flaticon, a portal owned by Freepik. On the other hand, Slidesgo seems to have remained out of the data breach, relative to the other two portals.

Both the directly registered accounts and those created using the login through Google, Facebook and Twitter were involved. Below is the screenshot of the email received, where only the theft of the email address was notified (always to the undersigned).

Translated, message content is:

Dear Freepik user,

This email is to inform you that we have been notified of a security incident and that part of Freepik's internal database has been accessed. As a result, we found that your email address is the only data they have accessed in your account. No action is required on your part.

Sorry for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at

Best regards,

The Freepik team.

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