2019 v 2018
At this rate we're well on the way to exceeding last year's data leaks.
Edit: Well, reported ones!
Home improvement website Houzz has urged users to reset their passwords after an "unauthorised third party" made off with a file containing customer data. The Californian biz, founded in 2009 and valued at almost $4bn in 2017, is a bartering marketplace and, er, ideas platform for interior designers, architects, traders and …
You learn a lot about security when you get hacked - it's a good education. On the other hand, getting hacked is so common these days that stories like this are a lot less interesting than reading today's weather forecast.
...They'll be coming back again, those nasty grumbly grimblies, and they're climbing down your chimney, yes they're trying to get in. Come to take your money – isn't it a sin, they're so thin ...
"...urged users to reset their passwords..."
'Next time you visit our website, please reset your password.'
'Next time you visit our website, YOU WILL BE DIRECTED TO reset your password.'
It's trivially simple to avoid "urged".
P.S. Yes, they could allow a certain number (or period) of 'Not Now' escapes, to overcome the obvious objection.
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