According to letters sent via email to all users, the popular note sharing service Evernote claims that they discovered some suspicious behavior directed toward their service and realized quickly that their site had been compromised by hackers.
For those unfamiliar with Evernote, it is a suite of software and services designed for notetaking and archiving. A "note" can be a piece of formatted text, a full webpage or webpage excerpt, a photograph, a voice memo, or a handwritten "ink" note.
On their website, Evernote claims that no user content was accessed. These basically consist of personal notes that are kept in 'Notebooks'. They do however believe that hackers did get access to customer usernames, emails that are associated with those accounts and encrypted passwords. Basically, all of the vital information that is needed to access many of Evernote's 50 million users.
Ronda Scott, Evernote spokeswoman, would not say how many accounts were actually compromised or if the encrypted passwords could be unscrambled, but said in an email to Reuters that this attack "follows a similar pattern" to recent attacks to other web based companies.
Evernote went on to say on their blog that "While our password encryption measures are robust, we are taking additional steps to ensure that your personal data remains secure." This means that, in abundance of caution, we are requiring all users to reset their Evernote account passwords".
To change their password, users simply need to sign back into their account via the web or the Evernote mobile app and follow the instructions.