NewsNow Ditches Passwords After Possible Breach

NewsNow Ditches Passwords After Possible Breach

Popular news aggregation site NewsNow has been notifying its users of a potential password breach after it found evidence of an intrusion.

The firm notified customers about the incident via email this week after finding backdoor malware on some of its servers. The issue is said to have been patched and remediated.

That could leave countless NewsNow users exposed if they have used their passwords across other sites, although the firm claims that the encryption it has placed on the credentials would deter most cyber-criminals.

By Phil Muncaster 

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