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Potential Security Breach - Please Change Your Passwords Immediately

On June 14th, CashCrate was notified of a potential breach in security of the CashCrate platform. While we're still investigating, it seems that a security flaw in an add-on in our forum software is the likely cause of this breach. The forum has been disabled until we're sure it's secure. At this time, it appears that names, email addresses, hashed and salted passwords, phone numbers, addresses, as well as basic demographic information may have been made available to hackers in this breach. Personal information our members provided in surveys and offers was not affected.  

Our members security and trust is top priority, and over the past few years we've implemented several security features to protect your accounts. If you've logged into CashCrate since October 2013, your password has been hashed/salted and is secure. If you haven't logged in since then, it's possible your password was exposed in plain-text and should be changed immediately. Going forward, all passwords will be hashed and salted, no matter the age of an account.

Additionally, we have not detected any accounts which have had a payment from CashCrate compromised, nor have we received any reports from members about missed payments due to this issue. We are asking all members to immediately change their passwords to a safe and secure new password to ensure the security of their account. We will keep you up-to-date as soon as we know more.


  • August 29, 2018 7:49pm
    Thank you for the heads up.
    Going to change mine now, since I haven't been on in awhile.
  • July 17, 2017 11:14pm
    Thanks for the heads up
  • July 15, 2017 4:26am
  • July 01, 2017 1:05am
    Why did you just hire a hacker and have them watch it
  • June 30, 2017 7:32pm
    Wouldn't it be easier and probably more lucrative for these people to go out and find a real job
  • June 29, 2017 3:08pm
    Dana, how can I send you a PM? The link doesn't work.

    From CashCrate: You can submit a support request at the bottom of the support page if you require assistance:
  • June 26, 2017 7:12pm
    Best im 👍
  • June 25, 2017 10:31pm
  • June 21, 2017 5:19pm
    Well that explains a lot! Wonder what all info they "hackers" have about members?

    From CashCrate: Please see the post above for more details. Thanks.
  • June 19, 2017 5:59pm
    oh thats great
  • June 19, 2017 9:13am
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  • June 18, 2017 5:11am
    That's good
  • June 18, 2017 4:47am
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  • June 16, 2017 6:40am
    HI ALL
  • June 16, 2017 5:00am
    Thank you for keeping us informed. Changed !!!!
  • June 16, 2017 2:11am
    that is amazing
  • June 15, 2017 11:04pm
  • June 15, 2017 5:02pm
    hope you get this straigtened out.
  • June 15, 2017 1:53pm
    Why did it happen ??

    From CashCrate: It appears that a security flaw in an add-on in our forum software is the likely cause. The forum has been disabled until we are certain it is secure.
  • June 15, 2017 9:05am
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  • June 14, 2017 11:40pm
    I just signed up. Seems to me this is an on-going issue. How could my information be comprised immediately after I signed up? Seems to me this is a way to sale our information without us giving you permission.

    From CashCrate: Unfortunately, many sites have been subject to security breaches, from major retailers, to political sites, to insurance companies, etc. Members security and trust really is top priority. To help safeguard member accounts, we are asking all members to change their passwords. Thanks and we are continuing to investigate. Since you just signed up today, you should not be affected by this but changing your password is something we are recommending to all members.
  • June 14, 2017 11:12pm
    thanks for the heads up will change immediately
  • June 14, 2017 10:25pm
  • June 14, 2017 10:09pm
    Damn Hackers.... Will change immediately.
  • June 14, 2017 7:31pm
  • June 14, 2017 6:27pm
    thanks for informing ...will change it immediately
  • June 14, 2017 6:19pm
    Do new members have to change their password?

    From CashCrate: We are recommending all members change their passwords at this time. Thanks for asking.