Backup service Carbonite reset passwords after hacking attempts on accounts




Backup service Carbonite has customers sent an email to set the password. It has done so after attackers tried to log into accounts with user names and passwords from other hacks.

Users complain under the blog about the incident that the email looks suspicious. So there is a big button on screen with ‘change your password’, after which users are directed to the site to set the password without having to enter the old password. Users say it looks like a fake email. The screenshot of the email comes from tweaker mvdam.

Carbonite reset all passwords, because it has found that attackers were trying to access accounts with suspected usernames and passwords from other hacks, presumably such as LinkedIn . The company has no evidence that the usernames and passwords are captured in a hack Carbonite itself. However, attackers seem to have provided access to some accounts.

Carbonite is a backup service for personal files such as photos and videos. It claims to have more than one and a half million customers.


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