For those that don't know (really, there's people on a manga board that don't know this?) 2chan (2ちゃんねる ni channeru, 2ch for short) is a major japanese textboard, that recieves some 3 million posts a day, and is a major source for trading information and various media, and has significant influence in Japanese society.
(4chan is the deviant cousin offshoot of it, but has nothing to do with it.)
The following warning won't affect most AP forum users, and is only a thing if you actually use a japanese account and have signed into 2ch… but its a major enough thing that it merits spreading the warning around a bit, for at least a couple days.
Couple of hours ago, massive personal information leak happened from 2ch database.
Pretty much personal info on every paid user for 2ch's ● database got leaked, as well as posting history.
It doesn't even matter if you changed IP address, it's tied to your account. Complete breach of anonymity.
I went ahead and looked through the leak files to check, and sure enough, our personal info… including insanely sensitive info were all there.
We're changing shit right now.
I doubt anyone here in AP got affected by it other than myself, but anyone who has a ● account (which lets you bypass IP restrictions to let you post on 2ch and such) go change your credit card info RIGHT FREAKING NOW. It's out in public eye, and there are some evil people already taking advantages of it. Don't even bother downloading the leak yourself to check, if you have an account trust me it's on there. -_-; And hell, just looking through the email list, there's a LOT of non-Japanese ones, tons from US.
This may turn into the biggest leak in identity breach in Japan EVER.
Figured this deserved a bit more notice, for the next couple days at least.