Hackers cruise too close to CAS web site

Well, that’s my takeaway from this email from the organization:

All registered users of the CAS Web Site are being asked to update the passwords for account access.

The CAS Web Site is hosted by an outside vendor, which also hosts the web site of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). The hacker group Anonymous, which is associated with the Occupy Wall Street movement, targeted the IACP and other law enforcement-related web sites and gained unauthorized access to the IACP web site and the vendor’s intranet. During the attack, the hackers had access to a prior version of the CAS membership database that included member passwords for access to members only content on the CAS Web Site. The CAS has not seen evidence of misuse of this data, however, as a precautionary measure CAS has been advised to take the prudent step of requiring users to update their passwords.

So I got me a new password!


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