Give a mighty roar of applause for our new featured model by TurboSquid Artist Missset! On the tail of his three-year anniversary with TurboSquid, we were happy to ask Missset a few questions about his modeling process and more in this Featured Artist Interview.
To the TurboSquid Community:
We are sharing information about a security breach. TurboSquid has been watching and implementing measures to contain a person who we believe accessed FallingPixel.com’s encrypted member password records. For background, FallingPixel is a 3D model marketplace that TurboSquid acquired in 2011. For each password that the intruder then cracked, the intruder was able to access the corresponding FallingPixel account, and by using common passwords that some users had between their FallingPixel and TurboSquid accounts, the intruder was able to access 0.04% of all TurboSquid accounts, which includes 237 artist accounts.
TurboSquid is accountable for this and we deeply regret the incident, and apologize to you, and our community for it happening and for not containing it sooner. While TurboSquid itself was not breached, FallingPixel was breached, and after discovery, FallingPixel.com was immediately taken offline, permanently. That was part of a number of changes to our technical infrastructure to prevent further incidents that I will detail shortly.
If you used your FallingPixel password on any other website, we recommend changing it to avoid potential risks.
All indications are that the intruder is an artist from the community. This person accessed the FallingPixel password data, and then began to slowly login to accounts using passwords that he was able to crack. The passwords on FallingPixel were encrypted using a weaker algorithm (MD5) than is used on TurboSquid, and were encrypted without using a “salt”. Because of the weaker algorithm it was possible to compromise passwords using techniques outlined in this article by arstechnica.
From that point in 2012, the intruder used passwords that were in common between FallingPixel and TurboSquid to surreptitiously log in to TurboSquid and download product files from artist accounts, sales data, and payment information; and also to log in to customer accounts to download product files from previous customer purchases. No credit cards were exposed in the intrusion.
We have sent a disclosure email to all FallingPixel users. FallingPixel was already in the process of being decommissioned, and after discovery of the breach, all servers have been permanently shut down to avoid any further risk of data breach.
In the coming days, TurboSquid will make full individual disclosures to all impacted TurboSquid users about what was accessed in their individual cases. All potentially impacted users have also been notified.
We believe we know the identity of the intruder and are in the process of working with law enforcement on this matter.
Security actions taken since discovery include:
- Shutting down FallingPixel.com
- Expiring all passwords from any user account that had been on FallingPixel, regardless of whether or not the accounts were accessed or the passwords were in common
- Increasing password complexity requirements on TurboSquid for new users, including all users that had accounts on FallingPixel
- Creating notification emails for a change of email address or payment info
- Adding restrictions to artist downloads of their own products in certain cases
- Implementing internal detection methods for similar breaches (no others were found)
In the future, additional methods will be released such as Multi-factor authentication and several other notifications and security authorizations for users to be aware of account accesses.
Once again we are sorry for this security breach, and are making every effort to share the relevant facts to all impacted parties.
CEO | TurboSquid
Like many TurboSquid artists, Massimo Righi is a 3D specialist. As one of our most popular animal creators, Massimo has managed to create a menagerie of a portfolio, from domestic pets to the wild kingdom… all while maintaining a high level of CheckMate quality. With his roaring lion on our home page, we were excited to get to chat Massimo in this Featured Artist Interview!
The Ford Motor Company distributed the following press release today, naming TurboSquid as a partner in 3D content management. This announcement also coincides with the launch of TurboSquid’s new Digital Brand Management service line for which Ford serves as the inaugural client.
Print Your Favorite Ford Vehicle at Home: Ford First Automaker to Open One-Stop 3D Shop Online
- Consumers can now download digital images and 3D-printable files of Ford vehicles at the first-ever automaker-licensed, one-stop 3D shop online
- The Ford 3D Store offers printable files of F-150 Raptor, Shelby GT350R, Focus ST and Fiesta ST; more models will become available later
- Online store is powered by TurboSquid.com, the leader in providing automotive digital imaging and 3D-printable files
DEARBORN, Mich., June 11, 2015 – Want to 3D-print a Shelby GT350R at home? Or would you prefer to simply purchase an F-150 Raptor 3D digital image for a presentation? How about both?
Ford fans can now download digital images for Ford vehicles at the first-ever, automaker-authorized one-stop online store for 3D-printable vehicle files. The Ford 3D Store, 3d.ford.com, allows customers to use advanced technology to make their own models of Ford vehicles of the size and material they desire, or simply opt to purchase a 3D digital file from a growing library of more than 1,000 Ford images.
“3D printing at home is a growing trend, and it makes sense for us to offer our customers a chance to make their own 3D Ford models,” said Mark Bentley, licensing manager, Ford Global Brand Licensing. “At Ford, we’re using 3D printing every day to rapidly prototype parts, and now we want to share that fun with our fans.”
According to Juniper research, sales of desktop 3D printers will exceed 1 million units by 2018, from an estimated 44,000 sold annually in 2014.
Available 3D-printed Ford models include the new Ford GT, F-150 Raptor, Shelby GT350R, Focus ST and Fiesta ST. Printed models and digital files for additional Ford vehicles will be available at a later date.
3D-printed models available to order are 1/32nd scale in plastic, but purchasing a digital image allows users to have a Ford model 3D-printed to the scale and of the material they choose, either from their own printer or from an outside source. Professional 3D printers can create a model in materials ranging from soft plastics to sandstone and even various metals.
TurboSquid, a leader in marketing 3D image files commonly used in video games, built the new site for Ford and will provide order fulfillment.
“TurboSquid already allows customers to purchase more than 1,000 unique, licensed digital images of Ford products ranging from the Model T to the all-new Ford GT,” said Bentley. “We’re at the forefront of licensing 3D automotive images, and it made sense that TurboSquid help us complete that connection to the consumer.”
When a buyer purchases a model or digital image, he or she must register with the site and agree that the item will not be used commercially.
For news releases, related materials and high-resolution photos and video, visit www.media.ford.com.
Visit 3d.ford.com to see the available 3D digital images and 3D-printed models.
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Michigan, manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 194,000 employees and 66 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit http://corporate.ford.com.
TurboSquid is battle ready with our new Featured Image by TS Artist roman3dd! As a husband and wife team, Roman and Alina Makarenko have both contributed stylish new models to the TurboSquid catalog. As CheckMate Pro artists, they have made a number of fans in the TS Offices (our VP of Product Development has even used their adorable cartoon sheep as a desktop background). We got a chance to chat with Roman and Alina about their work in this Featured Artist Interview!