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50 Million Passwords Reset After Breach

DATA LOSS

March 4, 2013

Online personal organizer Evernote has reset the passwords for all its nearly 50 million users after “suspicious activity” was discovered on its network, PC Magazine reports. The incident “appears to have been a coordinated attempt to access secure areas,” according to a company blog post. Though the investigation is ongoing, hackers did access a database containing users’ names, e-mail addresses and passwords. Evernote says it used one-way encryption to protect the data. Meanwhile, a new study has revealed that 41 percent of more than 12,000 respondents said it can take up to a week to respond to a breach, and 28 percent said they could respond in a day.
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