The online information organization service Evernote sent users emails over the weekend advising them to reset their account passwords after hackers managed to gain access to some personal data. The password reset request, along with the disclosure that some data had been potentially taken by hackers, went out to all 50 million Evernote users.
Evernote resets passwords after security attack
According to the company, no payment information was taken, although the hackers did managed to get into user names and email addresses along with account passwords. The passwords are stored in an encrypted format, but the company is making users reset their passwords as a precautionary measure.
The company said in a blog post,
While our password encryption measures are robust, we are taking additional steps to ensure that your personal data remains secure. This means that, in an abundance of caution, we are requiring all users to reset their Evernote account passwords.
Evernote has been open about the attack, which is reassuring, and marks a big difference from a couple years ago when companies like Sony kept quiet for days after its PS3 user account credit card numbers were stolen by hackers.
Users can reset their account password at the Evernote website.