All Analytics has an article up that should be of great interest to Talk of the Sound readers: Gannett Paper Exposes Gun Owners, Hides Hacks
Noreen Seebacher writes:
I received an email that warned this newspaper's website had been hacked multiple times -- and that the "personal, private data" of its readers had been distributed worldwide. According to the email, the website of The Journal News, a Gannett newspaper in Westchester County, N.Y., has been hacked four times since it published that map.
"I was able to obtain the full database, which contains thousands of names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses," my source said. "It also has hashed versions of the victim's passwords. A hashed password is a password that is encrypted, so it must be cracked before it can be used. But based on some things I'm reading on the Internet, some of the passwords in the database have already been cracked."
Noreen Seebacher is the Community Editor for All Analytics.
Noreen has been a business journalist for more than 20 years. A New York City based writer and editor, she has worked for numerous print and online publications. She most recently served as community editor at Investor Uprising, a sister site of AllAnalytics.com. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, the New York Post, New York's Daily News, The Detroit News, and the Pittsburgh Press. She co-edited five newsletters for Real Estate Media's GlobeSt.com and served as the site's technology editor.
She also championed the commercial real estate beat at The Journal News, a Gannett publication in suburban New York City, and co-founded a Website focused on personal finance. Through her own company, Stasa Media, Noreen has produced reports, whitepapers, and internal publications for a number of Fortune 500 clients. When she's not writing, editing, or Web surfing, she relaxes in an 1875 Victorian with her husband and their five kids, four formerly homeless cats, and a dog.
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