Security and Antivirus vendor Avast has confirmed a breach of data from its customer forum, compromising user names, email addresses and encrypted passwords. It confirms no payment or financial systems were affected.
Avast has taken the forum offline. All users will be required to set a new password when it is enabled. If you use the Avast forum, and reuse this password elsewhere online, you should change those passwords immediately. As always with any passwords online it is important to choose a strong password. More information is available from the Avast website