Another day, another disaster. This time it concerns TechRadar's accounts, though the same old adage plays out no matter who is concerned. It would appear that TechRadar has had a slight issue; their accounts have been compromised. At present we know very little about what has happened, apart from that it has happened. An email was sent out to TechRadar users alerting them to the issue. Expect updates as the story unfolds.
This is not an uncommon happening online. The number of sites to have accounts hacked has seemingly been on the increase. The biggest recent example has been LinkedIn, after passwords were acquired and shared around Russian-language forums. This led to a lawsuit being filed against LinkedIn, and it is by no means an isolated incident.
Hacking is not a victim-less crime and those who do break the law will get punished. LulzSec, the group responsible for a great deal of disruption during this period last year, has had several members arrested. Some of these members have pleaded guilty since their arrest and face possible extradition.
It has come to our attention that TechRadar's user registration database has been compromised. Unfortunately, user details including username, email address, date-of-birth and encrypted passwords have been stolen in the process. We are not aware of any misuse of this data but are taking action today to alert users as soon as has been possible.
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