Wednesday, December 18, 2013

"Hackers break into Washington Post servers"

"Hackers broke into The Washington Post’s servers and gained access to employee user names and passwords, marking at least the third intrusion over the past three years, company officials said Wednesday."

"The extent of the loss of company data was not immediately clear, although officials planned to ask all employees to change their user names and passwords on the assumption that many or all of them may have been compromised. Although company passwords are stored in encrypted form, hackers in some cases have shown the ability to decode such information."

Washington Post


edutcher said...

I believe it's safe to assume the WaPo will not ask the assistance of President Selfie's crack IT SWAT team.

chickelit said...

I'm not worried because the world's brightest and best at everything live in DC. They will sort this out.

YoungHegelian said...

.....Mandiant, a cybersecurity contractor that monitors the company’s networks, said the intrusion was of relatively short duration.

“This is an ongoing investigation, but we believe it was a few days at most,” said Post spokeswoman Kris Coratti.

A few days! A FEW DAYS is a short duration?! They could have walked away with megabytes & megabytes of data in a few days. Servers are up 24/7, ya know, and it's not like the hackers were going home at 5 once they hacked their target.