Discord io Data Breach: What You Need to Know


On august 14th Discord.io announced that it had suffered a data breach. The breach exposed the personal information of millions of users, including their email addresses, usernames, and phone numbers. Discord said that the breach was caused by a third-party vendor that it uses to provide customer support.


This is not the first time that Discord has been hacked. In 2018, Discord was hacked and the personal information of millions of users was exposed, including their passwords. Discord said that it has since implemented new security measures to prevent future data breaches.

What Information Was Exposed?

In the recent data breach, the following information was exposed for millions of Discord users:

  • Email addresses
  • Usernames
  • Phone numbers
  • Discord IDs
  • Avatar URLs
  • Billing information (for users who had purchased Discord Nitro)

What Can You Do If Your Data Was Exposed?

If you believe that your Discord data was exposed in the recent data breach, you should take the following steps:

  • Change your Discord password. This is the most important thing you can do. You should also change your password for any other accounts that use the same password as your Discord account.
  • Enable two-factor authentication (2FA) for your Discord account. 2FA adds an extra layer of security to your account by requiring you to enter a code from your phone in addition to your password when you log in.
  • Monitor your accounts for suspicious activity. Be on the lookout for any unauthorized login attempts or suspicious emails from Discord. If you see anything suspicious, contact Discord immediately.
  • Report the data breach to the authorities. You can report the data breach to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) by filing a complaint online.

How to Tell If Your Discord Data Was Exposed

If you are concerned that your Discord data was exposed in the recent data breach, you can check if your email address or username was included in the list of exposed accounts. The list of exposed accounts is available on the website haveibeenpwned.com.

You can also check if your Discord account was affected by the data breach by logging in to your account and going to the "Privacy & Safety" settings. If you see a message that says "Your account has been affected by a data breach," then your data was exposed.

The Discord data breach is a serious security incident that has exposed the personal information of millions of users. If you believe that your data was exposed, you should take the steps outlined above to protect yourself. You should also be vigilant for any signs of unauthorized activity on your accounts.