More than 11 million passwords stolen from the Ashley Madison infidelity dating website have been decoded, says a password cracking groupç SİA reports quoting the BBC.
When stolen data from the site was first dumped, the encrypted passwords were said to be almost uncrackable because of the way they were scrambled.
But programming changes by the site's developers meant more than a third of the passwords were poorly protected.
The cracking group said it would not be sharing the decoded passwords.
However, it had detailed the method it used to get at the passwords which would make it straightforward for criminal hackers to replicate the work. This may mean those who reused their Ashley Madison password could see other accounts breached.