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1 million usernames, email addresses and encrypted passwords compromised

1 million usernames, email addresses and encrypted passwords compromised
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If you have ever been a member of CNET or created an account at CNET, listen up! You need to act immediately to protect your personal information.

The website CNET was targeted by a Russian hacker group calling themselves w0rm. And the hackers got through in a HUGE way!

CNET's servers were broken into, and w0rm claims to have stolen over a million usernames, email addresses, passwords and likely more. If you're techie and want to know how, a security hole in the Symfony PHP framework was exploited, but CNET's not revealing any of the details.

The hackers sent CNET a tweet with a screenshot of the database source code that you can see below.

@rev_priv8: https//w0rm.in/cnet.com.tar.gz cnet hacked, here is src of www.

This means you have some work to do. Sigh.

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