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The Washington Post’s servers were penetrated by hackers who accessed employee’s user names and password data in a breach that marked the third intrusion in as many years,the paper reported.

Security personnel still don’t know the full extent of the loss,an article published Wednesday said the intrusion was discovered by outside security consultant Mandiant which reported it to Washington post officials Wednesday.

Compromised data includes employee’s user names and password that were stored in encrypted form which typically means as a Cryptography hash.Post officials,working under the assumption that a fair percentage of hashed password can be cracked,planned to direct all employees to change their passwords.

THE MORE RECENT ATTACK ON WASHINGTON POST BEGAN WITH AN INTRUSION INTO SERVER USED BY THE PAPER’S FOREIGN STAFF AND EVENTUALLY SPREAD TO OTHER COMPANY SERVERS

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