Discord.io recently made the announcement that its services had been breached by hackers in an attempt to steal data. An attempt that was successful. Leading to a massive leak of user information, totaling 760,000 users.
This information was then posted online as those behind the attack were looking to sell the information. The information includes usernames, Discord IDs, email addresses, billing addresses, salted/hashed passwords, API information, and more.
The service pointed out that payment information was not part of the leak as this information is handled by third-party payment services. So credit cards and other sensitive financial information is not at risk.
This attack resulted in the temporary closer of Discord.io, as the service posted an update on its main page stating that it is “stopping all operations for the foreseeable future.” This doesn’t mean that the service is going away forever, as it working on overhauling its practices and code to prevent this from happening again. So there are plans to make a come back eventually. There just isn’t a known time on when that will happen.
Additional details can be found on the service’s website, walking users through what actions they should take depending on when they registered for the service. Some users are more affected than others.
Discord.io is a third-party service that is not owned by Discord itself. It provided custom links for inviting users to Discord channels.