Bitly Hacked! Start Reseting Your Passwords

Link shortening service Bitly announced that it has suffered a Data Breach, and urged all users to reset their passwords.

According to Bitly "We have reason to believe that Bitly account credentials have been compromised; specifically, users' email addresses, encrypted passwords, API keys and OAuth tokens,"

"Please take the following steps to secure your account: change your API key and OAuth token, reset your password, and reconnect your Facebook and Twitter accounts," Josephson wrote. "We are recommending all Bitly users make these changes."

the company said "We take your security and trust in us seriously," and "The team has been working hard to ensure all accounts are secure. We apologize for any inconvenience."

To protect yourself reset your API key and OAuth token, and follow these instructions from Bitly:

1. Log in to your account and click on 'Your Settings,' then the 'Advanced' tab.

2. At the bottom of the 'Advanced' tab, select 'Reset' next to 'Legacy API key.'

3. Copy down your new API key and change it in all applications. These can include social publishers, share buttons, and mobile apps.

4. Go to the 'Profile' tab and reset your password.

5. Disconnect and reconnect any applications that use Bitly. You can check which accounts are connected under the 'Connected Accounts' tab in 'Your Settings.'