The online personal finance forum, Askaboutmoney has admitted its website was hacked and has advised users to change their passwords.
The Irish based website ‘thinks’ its systems were breached around June 21 resulting in the unidentified hackers downloaded usernames and email addresses.
The website owners admitted that the hackers may have been able to access user details, including passwords.
The breach first came to light around the time of the hacking in June, and was fixed.
At that stage the administrators did not think personal information had been compromised. However, suspicions were aroused further on Monday after users of Askaboutmoney.com received spam emails to addresses which they had used to register for the service.