Yesterday my Evernote Mac App suddenly popped-up a message that read something like “Your Evernote password has changed. Enter your new password.”
My first reaction was, “WTF? I didn’t change my password. Oh-oh.”
After doing a quick Google search it looked like Evernote was indeed hacked.
The Evernote team posted an immediate Security Responde on their site that reads:
Evernote’s Operations & Security team has discovered and blocked suspicious activity on the Evernote network that appears to have been a coordinated attempt to access secure areas of the Evernote Service.
As a precaution to protect your data, we have decided to implement a password reset. Please read below for details and instructions.
Looks like the passwords were seeded and hashed. Good for the Evernote team on being cautious, taking precautions, and communicating.