Namecheap says accounts compromised in hacking incident

Jeremy Kirk reports:

Hosting provider Namecheap said Monday hackers compromised some of its users’ accounts, likely using a recently disclosed list of 1.2 billion usernames and passwords compiled by Russian hackers.

The “vast majority” of login attempts have failed, wrote Matt Russell, vice president of hosting, on a company blog.

Read more on CSOonline.

“Likely” used? Interestingly, one of the reports on the celeb nude pics hack mentioned hackers possibly using passwords obtained from another hack – the RockYou one. It’s not clear whether either of these claims are actually accurate, but it’s a good reminder of the importance of not reusing passwords across sites and of changing all your passwords.

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