Evernote hacked – almost 50 million passwords reset after security breach

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Evernote, the online note-taking service, has posted an advisory informing its near 50 million users that it has suffered a serious security breach that saw hackers steal usernames, associated email addresses and encrypted passwords.

It’s not clear how the hackers managed to gain access to Evernote’s systems, or how long the hackers had access to Evernote’s account information.

However, in an interview with TechCrunch, Evernote said that they had first noticed suspicious activity on February 28th…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.