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Now, hackers target Washington Post website, affecting 1.27 million users

Washington, Fri, 08 Jul 2011 ANI

Washington, July 8 (ANI): In the latest cyber- attack on U.S. government agencies and corporations, hackers have targeted an online jobs database maintained by the flagship website of the Washington Post, that has affected about 1.27 million user IDs and emails.


The media company informed users of its jobs board that an unknown third party had gained access to certain user IDs and email addresses in two separate incidents in June, Fox News reports.


No passwords or other personal information were accessed, according to the company.


The Washington Post said it is reviewing the attack with law enforcement agencies and conducting an audit of its jobs site.


The attack follows a spree of online break-ins that have targeted governments and corporations across the world.


Earlier this week, a computer hacking group claimed to have defaced 74 Turkish government websites. (ANI)


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