Hackers hit Washington Post, expose 1.2 million accounts
An attack on the Washington Post Jobs website exposes 1.2 million email addresses, but not much more, the Post says.
By Matthew Shaer / July 7, 2011
An unknown group of hackers hit the jobs section of the Washington Post website last week, making away with the personal information of more than 1.2 million users. In a FAQ posted this afternoon, reps for the Post sought to play down the extent of the hack, assuring users that the worst that they will probably weather is a series of spam emails, which should obviously be ignored (the spam emails, not the FAQ).