Evernote security breached by hackers

  • Online storage firm Evernote requested all users to reset their passwords on Saturday following a security breach by hackers.

    The California-based firm, that enables people to store and organize personal data on an external server, is estimated to have around 50 million users.

    It said user names, email addresses and encrypted passwords had been accessed but maintained there was "no evidence" that payment details or stored content was accessed.

    A statement on the company's website said its security team discovered and blocked "suspicious activity on (their) network that appears to have been a coordinated attempt to access secure areas of the Evernote service".

    It added: "While our password encryption measures are robust, we are taking additional steps to ensure that your personal data remains secure.

    In recent weeks, Apple, Facebook and Twitter have been targeted by hackers.