Near 50 Million Passwords Reset in Evernote Infraction

The hugely popular note-taking app/service Evernote, has been hacked. The company posted an advisory stating some 50 million users (which is about how many the service has) could have been compromised in their accounts. It informed them that usernames, email addresses, and encrypted passwords were stolen.

The investigation is still ongoing on how exactly the hackers gained administrative entry to the site. However, Evernote has told reporters that suspicious activity seemed to have been noticed first on Feb. 28.

Apparently, no payment details or other identity information was stolen, and it seems like the passwords were indeed encrypted, which is good.

It seems Evernote has responded quickly to this incident, and it does seem a bit isolated compared to other recent incidents of this scale.

 

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