Hunt praised the company's efforts for its quick response.
"I disclosed this incident to Imgur late in the day in the midst of the US Thanksgiving holidays," said Hunt.
The hack went unnoticed for four years until the stolen data was sent to Troy Hunt, who runs data breach notification service Have I Been Pwned.
that hackers stole 1.7 million email addresses and passwords, scrambled with the SHA-256 algorithm, which has been passed over in recent years in favor of stronger password scramblers.
Imgur said the breach didn't include personal information because the site has "never asked" for real names, addresses, or phone numbers.
There was a time when I wouldn't admit what a sinner I was.
But my dishonesty made me miserable and filled my days with frustration. My strength evaporated like water on a sunny day until I finally admitted all my sins to You and stopped trying to hide them.