Plex TV Has been Hacked

Plex TV Has been Hacked

Plex TV Has been Hacked

Plex TV Has been Hacked


Plex TV has been Hacked, payment data is said to be safe but it is recommended that users change their passwords.

Right now it is confirmed that the Plex.tv forums have been compromised, meaning that payment information and other such information is safe as it is kept on an entirely different server. At this time it is known that the hackers have gained access to IP addresses, private messages, email addresses and encrypted forum passwords. 

At this time it is recommended that you change your passwords immediately if you use the Plex forums or have a Plex Forum account which is connected to your Plex.tv account. Despite the fact that the passwords are encrypted, Plex is requiring affected users to change their passwords to ensure that their accounts remain secure. 


Plex now allows Free SSL Encryption


Right now Plex is investigating the full extent of the hack, but right now it looks like it only affects the users of the Plex forums. Here is what they had to say;


“We’re investigating. The forums machine was definitely compromised, likely via PHP/IPB vulnerability. We have no reason to believe that any other parts of our infrastructure was compromised, but we’re investigating.”


Below is a copy of an email that affected Plex users have received regarding the hack.


Plex TV Has been Hacked  

Right now a Hacker by the name of Savaka has taken responsibility for the hack, demanding that he be paid the sum of 9.5 BTC, which is around £1500, by the 3rd of July or he will be releasing all of the data, making it accessible to anybody who wants it. 

Below the hacker's message on the Plex Forums. 



My name is savaka and I like to hack things. Recently https://plex.tv/ (s) forum & website was compromised by me. I managed to obtain all of your data, customers as well as software and files.

I replaced the index.php of the administrator cpanel with a nice message, but the ones in charge of your data decided that it would be pretty lulzy’ to remove the message and place the original index back there.

I gave them until the 3rd of this month to send 9.5 BTC to redacted or I would release all this data.

This ransom is still active and on the 3rd: if no BTC payment is made, the ransom wll go up by 5 BTC.

Eventually if no BTC payment is made, the data will be released via multiple torrent networks and there will be no more plex.tv

You can also pay me to remove your data from the content that’s going to be released by e-mailing [redacted ] If you send an e-mail without BTC ready to send, I will add your data to a special list.


P.S I don’t care who the BTC comes from as long as the payment is made: no data will be released.


Right now it is unknown if this person is indeed the hacker behind the Plex TV hack, but right now it looks like he will not be being paid by Plex, given that Plex seems to have the situation under control. 

We will update this story as it develops.


You can join the discussion on Plex.TV's hack on the OC3D Forums. 


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Most Recent Comments

02-07-2015, 06:31:15

I think that TTL uses Plex too, right?Quote

02-07-2015, 06:42:23

Originally Posted by Thelosouvlakia View Post
I think that TTL uses Plex too, right?
yeah he does.Quote

02-07-2015, 14:57:03

At least they were pretty open about it and reported it as soon as they could. Most others would just keep it secret and sweep it under the rugQuote

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