The Washington Post may also have been hacking target (update)

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It was revealed this week that several high-profile US newspapers suffered attacks from hackers, and now information is coming to light that indicates The Washington Post may have been yet another victim. Krebs on Security reports that a former Post information technology employee was part of a group that responded to a security breach the paper suffered that had ramifications throughout 2012. According to the report, servers and desktops at the Post had been compromised with software that allowed the attackers access to the network and the machines themselves. The Post newsroom and other operations were all reportedly compromised.

Usernames and passwords were reportedly transmitted back to the perpetrators of the attack, with signs at…

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