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?

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  1. IA Eng - July 15, 2014

    I avoid CNET like the plague. It has a habit of injecting personally unwanted programs in downloads, and its security and trustworthiness is quite bad.

    Though I don’t like to see institutions hacked, some deserve it more than others…..

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