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NewsPoster Mar 3, 2013 06:45 PM
Evernote attacked by hackers, some user data accessed
Note-taking app <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/280235==http://evernote.com/" rel='nofollow'>Evernote</a> 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.<br />
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A company blog <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/280236==http://blog.evernote.com/blog/2013/03/02/security-notice-service-wide-password-reset/" rel='nofollow' target="_self" title="">post</a> 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 <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/280237==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/02/21/user.emails.subject.lines.and.email.headers.potent ially.downloaded/" rel='nofollow' target="_self" title="">Zendesk</a> attack, while a collection of 40 companies are said to have been hit by an <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/280238==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/02/20/attacks.stilll.traced.through.an.iphone.developer. website/" rel='nofollow' target="_self" title="">eastern European</a> hacker group, rather than hackers located <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/280239==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/02/19/persistent.attacks.by.china.linked.to.peoples.army/" rel='nofollow' target="_self" title="">in China</a>.
 
macjockey Mar 4, 2013 09:41 AM
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The whole reason I don't store my data on anyone's cloud.
 
chas_m Mar 4, 2013 07:50 PM
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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