Evernote resets passwords after security breach

Popular note-taking software victim of intrusion attempt

Evernote discovered and blocked suspicious activity on the network but have issued a service wide password reset for all users

The online personal organizer has announced reports of an attack on the company's systems that allowed access to user's personal information.

In a post on Evernote's official blog, the company state, "We have found no evidence that any of the content you store in Evernote was accessed, changed or lost." Following this Evernote then go on to express that, "the investigation has shown, however, that the individual(s) responsible were able to gain access to Evernote user information, which includes usernames, email addresses associated with the Evernote accounts and encrypted passwords."

Evernote urges that although passwords were accessed, the company's one way encryption means the attackers would have faced a difficult time uncovering the actual passwords.

The software allows note-taking/storing, organisation of personal information from web pages to images and more. The company has an estimated 50 million users, all of which will now be prompted to reset their passwords.

The full notice has been sent out to all Evernote users but can be read here.