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Evernote attacked by hackers, some user data accessed

updated 06:38 pm EST, Sun March 3, 2013

All Evernote accounts required to reset passwords

Note-taking app Evernote has been attacked by hackers, in the latest in a long line of digital break-ins. The company has been forced to reset all passwords for its near-50 million users as servers were attacked by parties unknown, putting usernames, account e-mail addresses, and encrypted passwords at risk.

A company blog post claims there is no evidence of payment details for premium or business customers being compromised in the attack. However, user names, associated email addresses, and a "hashed and salted," password list were compromised. To be safe, users logging into Evernote will be forced to reset their passwords.

The Evernote intrusion is the latest in a line of recent attacks against technology companies. Data for Tumblr, Twitter, and Pinterest were stolen during a Zendesk attack, while a collection of 40 companies are said to have been hit by an eastern European hacker group, rather than hackers located in China.



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  1. macjockey

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    The whole reason I don't store my data on anyone's cloud.

  1. chas_m

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    Joined: 08-04-01

    I'm sorry, can you explain how your position would have made any difference in the case outlined in the article?

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