Friday, January 20, 2012
DreamHost Hit By Hackers
Los Angeles-based hosting provider DreamHost, a provider of shared and dedicated hosting, reported Friday that it detected unauthorized access to its databases, requiring all of its users using FTP or shell to change their password. The firm said it did not believe customer passwords were taken, but was still requiring users to reset their passwords. Unfortunately, DreamHost is not alone among an epidemic of intrusions by hackers in recent days; shoe retailer Zappos had an intrusion issue about a week ago where user information was exposed; the Department of Justice, along with Universal Music and the FBI, have been fighting off a hack this week from hackers protesting the shutdown of Megaupload; and hackers associated with the "Occupy" movement have been hacking local police department sites all year.