24 Mar '12, 9am

Skeptical Science hacked, private user details publicly posted online

Skeptical Science hacked, private user details publicly posted online Posted on 25 March 2012 by John Cook Sometime over the last few days, the Skeptical Science website has been hacked. The hacker has taken much or all of the Skeptical Science database, zipped various excerpts into a single file, uploaded the file onto a Russian website then linked to the zip file from various blogs. While we are still attempting to verify the authenticity of the file, initial scans seem to indicate the hacker has included the entire database of Skeptical Science users. Access to the full database (which includes private details) is restricted only to myself and I am the only one with access to all of the raw data - this fact alone indicates that this breach of privacy came in the form of an external hack rather than from within Skeptical Science itself. Of great concern is the fact that ...

Full article: http://www.skepticalscience.com/news.php?n=1370

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