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.
https//w0rm.in/cnet.com.tar.gz cnet hacked, here is src of www. pic.twitter.com/ggkaNF3VfE
— w0rm (@rev_priv8) July 12, 2014
@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.