CNET attacked by Russian hacker group
Seth Rosenblatt of CNET reports:
A Russian hacker group that has attacked some of the biggest news and business sites in the world claims it penetrated CNET’s website over the weekend and stole a database of registered reader data.
A representative from the group calling itself W0rm told CNET News in a Twitter conversation that it stole a database of usernames, emails, and encrypted passwords from CNET’s servers. The database affects more than 1 million users.
Read more on CNET. The report does not indicate whether CNET intends to email those whose data were accessed or acquired or to recommend a password reset. Even if the attackers claim they will not resell or misuse the data, shouldn’t CNET be notifying those affected?