It appears that the popular Consumerist website was breached over the weekend.
Last night, we detected a new problem and took the site down for another five hours in order to address that issue.
To limit security concerns, the Consumerist is now operating in a mode that does not permit commenting. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.
As both a precaution and as a best practice, we strongly advise that you change your password at any site where you use the same password as Consumerist. You cannot change your password at Consumerist yet due to the no-comment mode, but we will alert you when that changes.
We have sent an email to ask Consumerist for comment but, at the time of this posting we have not yet heard back. The story will be updated if/when we hear back from them.
When using sites like this, or any for that matter, it’s always a good idea to use a password management product like 1Password to create and manage your passwords. Not an endorsement so much as an example. Do your research.
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