(The Hosting News) – Software suite provider Evernote has initiated what it described as a “service-wide password reset” following suspicious activity.
According to a BBC report from Saturday, the issue could have hit up to around 50 million people on the company’s network. Accessed in the incident were usernames, passwords, and email addresses.
“In our security investigation, we have found no evidence that any of the content you store in Evernote was accessed, changed or lost. We also have no evidence that any payment information for Evernote Premium or Evernote Business customers was accessed,” emphasized the company through a statement.
Evernote’s suite includes services related to archiving, storage and note taking. Users of Evernote services, meanwhile, are asked to log in to their accounts via evernote.com where they are then promoted for new password creations.
The company utilizes one-way encryption to routinely keep up with security standards.
“As recent events with other large services have demonstrated, this type of activity is becoming more common. We take our responsibility to keep your data safe very seriously, and we’re constantly enhancing the security of our service infrastructure to protect Evernote and your content,” the company also stated.
Others companies facing breach problems in the recent past have included the likes of both Apple and Facebook – both of which were hit by attacks related to a vulnerability with plug-in Java.