It’s the Gawker Media hack that keeps on giving.
Due to popular demand, the Internet security agency Duo Security has crunched the top 250 most-common passwords chosen by Gawker users.
There were 202,000 unique passwords in the set of 400,000 cracked passwords, Duo Security wrote in a blog post.
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The hacker group Gnosis brought down the Gawker Media empire over the weekend.
As part of their attack, they revealed sensitive data from hundreds of thousands of Gawker users.
For the security specilialists at Duo, this was a golden opportunity to practice their craft.
“As it’s not very often that we get Read More
Nick Denton has been fielding questions on from Gawker readers in a thread on Gawker.com since 11 a.m. this morning,
I don’t have many technical answers… But I do want to tell you how sorry we are. I can also reassure those who worry about the role of commenters in the new Gawker. Read More
Gawker users who used the same email address and password for their Twitter accounts suddenly won’t shut up about acai berries. Twitter thinks the acai revival is due to the hacker group Gnosis publishing tens of thousands of usernames, email addresses and passwords for Gawker users.
We haven’t seen anything about acai berries on Facebook Read More
Over the weekend, Gawker Media suffered a major cyber attack, prompting what must be the most earnest, snark-free post the site has ever published. “We understand how important trust is on the internet,” the post reads, “and we’re deeply sorry for and embarrassed about this breach of security—and of trust.”
While many commenting Read More
The hacker attack on Gawker yesterday has inspired the hero nerds of Hacker News to rise to defend the sites’ users.
A group of anonymous hackers released a file containing the passwords of more than 200,000 users who had registered to comment on Gawker sites. If someone steals your Gawker login, no big deal. The Read More
We’re still in the early to middle stages of the fallout from the attack on Gawker sites yesterday. But the hackers released a file with what they *claim* were the logins and passwords of 21 past and present Gawker staff, which altogether appear pretty weak.
Any valid passwords have been changed by now and the Read More