In its latest breach of a highly trafficked website, the Syrian Electronic Army has publisheda database that it says contains login credentials for 1 million users of business publication Forbes.com. Forbes confirmed the attack Friday, but stopped short of saying how many credentials had been compromised. “Users’ email addresses may have been exposed,” Forbes wrote.
Following up on a threat it made yesterday, the Syrian Electronic Army hacking group claimed today to have published a database containing more than one million user names and sign-in credentials from Forbes.com, the website of the business magazine. Forbes admitted in a statement posted to its Facebook page and on Twitter on Friday night that the email addresses of its users may have been exposed, but it did not explicitly confirm that the data had been published online. The company said passwords were encrypted, but advised its users to change passwords on services and systems where they used the same passwords. The company said it has also notified law enforcement agencies.