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Hackers breaching corporate securities across the globe have attempted a virtual attack this time on the well-known note-taking company Evernote this past Saturday.
In an article published by The Wall Street Journal, Evernote disclosed employees had identified suspicious activity and blocked what appeared to be a "coordinated attempt" to break into secure parts of the service, and the person(s) responsible for the breach gained access to Evernote user information.
The Evernote Corporation immediately responded, and in a precautious decision required all of its 50 million members to reset their passwords to ensure security and safety. Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Evernote Dave Engberg disclosed in an online statement, “Even though this information was accessed, the passwords stored by Evernote are protected by one-way encryption,” and that “While our password encryption measures are robust, we are taking additional steps to ensure that […] personal data remains secure,” according Digital Trends. Engberg also ensured the public that updates to Evernote applications will be executed shortly to restore the security on mobile devices with renovations to the username and password logins.
While the security walls of Evernote have been contravened and sensitive user information may have been retrieved, according to the National Public Radio, there is currently no evidence that any consumer data had been tampered with nor any payment information compromised. Evernote continues to work on the infrastructure of its software and security and will continue to operate its note-taking program.
Evernote is a digitally-stored note-taking and archiving program based in Redwoods, California.
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