The Star Tribune told online subscribers Monday that users data may have been compromised as a result of an outside hacker group.
The news organization said no financial information is at risk, only the login information used to access the site. According to tech website ZDNet, the hacker group, called ShinyHunters, targeted a variety of databases from 10 organizations.
The affected databases total around 73 million user records. The Star Tribune has one million user records. According to ZDNet, the hacker group is selling databases for $18,000 each.
The news organization told subscribers to update their password for the StarTribune.com and any other sites where they use that email.
Subscribers were also told to be aware of any emails claiming to have their information as they are not from the Star Tribune.
According to a story published in the Star Tribune, the news organization does not yet know whether the hack did take place, but is operating as if it did.
The other targeted sites are the Chronicle of Higher Education, dating app Zoosk, printing service Chatbooks, South Korean fashion platform SocialShare, food delivery service Home Chef, online marketplace Minted, South Korean magazine GGuMim, magazine mindful and Indonesia marketplace Bhinneka.