Monday, December 13, 2010

Gawker commenting account passwords compromised

The Associated Press is reporting today that Gawker has admitted that its user database has been compromised. Users should change “commenting ccount” passwords, and also passwords on other sites that match those used on Gawker. The link is here.

Gawker’s own version of the recommendation is here.
Gawker owns some other sites such as Gizmodo which could be affected.

The incident is different from the recent attacks on MasterCard and Visa, which were denial-of-service attacks. The Gawker attack actually was against user accounts.

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