updated 06:38 pm EST, Sun March 3, 2013
All Evernote accounts required to reset passwords
Note-taking app Evernote has been attacked by hackers, in the latest in a long line of digital break-ins. The company has been forced to reset all passwords for its near-50 million users as servers were attacked by parties unknown, putting usernames, account e-mail addresses, and encrypted passwords at risk.
A company blog post claims there is no evidence of payment details for premium or business customers being compromised in the attack. However, user names, associated email addresses, and a "hashed and salted," password list were compromised. To be safe, users logging into Evernote will be forced to reset their passwords.
The Evernote intrusion is the latest in a line of recent attacks against technology companies. Data for Tumblr, Twitter, and Pinterest were stolen during a Zendesk attack, while a collection of 40 companies are said to have been hit by an eastern European hacker group, rather than hackers located in China.