Evernote hacked! Over the weekend the note taking service Evernote has revealed that due to a breach of their security by a hacker they have now issued a site wide password reset to all its 50 million users, to combat the security breach.
Evernote explained in their announcement at the security team at Evernote had discovered and block suspicious activity on the Evernote network. The Evernote hacked alerts appeared to indicate a coordinated attempt to access the secure areas of Evernote, says Evernote.
As a precautionary measure Evernote has now decided to implement a password reset for every user of their service, but they have found no evidence that any of the content in Evernote was accessed changed or lost. Also no payment details were accessed by the hack. However Evernote explains:
“The investigation has shown, however, that the individual(s) responsible were able to gain access to Evernote user information, which includes usernames, email addresses associated with Evernote accounts and encrypted passwords. Even though this information was accessed, the passwords stored by Evernote are protected by one-way encryption. (In technical terms, they are hashed and salted.)”
For more information on the Evernote breach and resetting your password, jump over to the Evernote announcement which was published over the weekend for more details.