Gawker Media Breach of Security

Published: 2010-12-13
Last Updated: 2010-12-13 14:58:03 UTC
by Deborah Hale (Version: 1)
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We were notified by a reader today of a Breach of Security at Gawker Media.   Gawker Media sites include Lifehacker, Gizmodo, Gawker, Jezebel, io9, Jalopnik, Kotaku, Deadspin, and Fleshbot.

If you are a Gawker Media user you will want to take a look at the information provided at

Deb Hale Long Lines, LLC

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Someone has posted a CSV on Google of the email domains and hashed email addresses at . They have instructions to MD5 your own email address and to search the file for them so you can tell if you're among the released compromised accounts. Of course, you could be compromised but not released…
Don;t just change your password *there*.. Change your passwords EVERYWHERE that you use the same usersname and/or password.
ISC handlers know better, but so many of us out here in User-Land (even experienced ones) re-use passwords and/or useernames. *Blush*
They now have the User/Pass to some of the *OTHER* sites you use.
Now please excuse me while i go, umm, "change" a few things...
Crap. I better go change my Fleshbot--I mean Gawker and io9 passwords.
I got a copy of the files from The Pirate Bay last night. I figured I'd look to see if I was in the mess. I wasn't in the parsed_db.txt, but was in the full_db.txt.

Password they had hashed for me was from before November 8th 2010. I changed my password that day, because I had lost it.
What roseman said. Ahem...

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