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Sensitive Data Compromised in Blog Host's Breach

DATA LOSS

April 15, 2011

A host site for more than 19 million blogs has announced a data breach. WordPress.com says sensitive data was likely taken after its source code was exposed and copied. "We don't have any specific suggestions for our users beyond reiterating these security fundamentals," founder Matt Mullenwed said. "Use a strong password, meaning something random with numbers and punctuation; use different passwords for different sites; if you have used the same password on different sites, switch it to something more secure." The company will continue to investigate the breach, Security News Daily reports.
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