A hacker breached Toronto-based firm VerticalScope’s systems and stole 45 million records from its network of more than 1,100 websites and forums. The attack was reportedly carried out in February. The company operates scores of major properties for automotive, sports, outdoor, health and hobby enthusiasts, including AutoGuide.com, Motorcycle.com, Boat.com, TennisUniverse.com, PetGuide.com and Mothering.com. It isn’t clear who was behind the attack, and oddly, the company hasn’t made a public statement about the breach. Jerry Orban, vice president of corporate development, told ZDNet: We believe that any potential breach is limited to usernames, user IDs, email addresses, and encrypted passwords of…

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