View Full Version : Gizmodo, lifehacker, other sites hacked- passwords leaked!

14 Dec 2010, 02:18

Got this notice today, Facebook also flagged suspicious activity- someone trying to login as me... Probably because I had the same email address they were trying to see if I had the same password.

If you ever used any of these sites you should change your passwords ASAP- and hopefully you didn't use that password anywhere else online- if you did change them all too, ASAP.

This weekend we discovered that Gawker Media's servers were compromised, resulting in a security breach at Lifehacker, Gizmodo, Gawker, Jezebel, io9, Jalopnik, Kotaku, Deadspin, and Fleshbot. If you're a commenter on any of our sites, you probably have several questions.

We understand how important trust is on the internet, and we're deeply sorry for and embarrassed about this breach of security—and of trust. We're working around the clock to ensure our security (and our commenters' account security) moving forward. We're also committed to communicating openly and frequently with you to make sure you understand what has happened, how it may or may not affect you, and and what we're doing to fix things.