Evernote hacked: Passwords of all users of organizational app reset as precaution

Posted at 6:28 PM, Mar 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-02 18:48:08-05

Evernote was hacked on Saturday.

The Evernote personal organization app has been heralded as an extension of your brain, and has attracted devoted legions of users who swear they can’t get by without it.

Well, they all got a scare Saturday when the company reset the passwords of all its 50 million users after the Evernote network was hacked.

Evernote “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,” the company said in a statement posted on Saturday.

Evernote took the major step as a precaution, but the process has inconvenienced the app’s many  fans.

“In our security investigation, we have found no evidence that any of the content you store in Evernote was accessed, changed or lost,” Evernote said. “We also have no evidence that any payment information for Evernote Premium or Evernote Business customers was accessed.”

Hacking, of course, have become an all-too-common peril, and for Evernote, the security breach comes at a time it is receiving positive press, including a recent article  in Fast Company magazine and a piece in the new  Bloomberg Businessweek.

Evernote hacked

Users had to reset passwords on the Evernote app.

Users looking to log on Saturday were notified when they tried that they had a bad password, and were required to initiate the change-password process to get back into their beloved personal-planning app.

“As recent events with other large services have demonstrated, this type of activity is becoming more common. We take our responsibility to keep your data safe very seriously, and we’re constantly enhancing the security of our service infrastructure to protect Evernote and your content,” Evernote said in its statement.