Opera Browser Server Data Breached

Opera Software, which offers mobile browser under the same name, has warned that some user data may have been compromised, following a security breach on its ‘Sync’ service.

The company is warning users that it detected a hack in its sync system that may have given intruders access to login details.

Opera is quick to note that the majority of its 350 million users won’t be affected, since most don’t use sync. However, this still leaves about 1.7 million active users at risk, and there are likely more inactive users who are storing useful passwords.

True, it’s doubtful that the breach will lead to serious damage, but this certainly isn’t the kind of news Opera would want following its sale to a Chinese security giant.

Opera has about 50 million users of its mobile browser in India.