The Gawker hack that compromised the site’s commenting system has caught the attention of the FBI. Investigators were scheduled to meet with Gawker editor Nick Denton Tuesday to discuss the breach, according to the New York Post.
“The FBI in New York is aware of these reports and is looking into it,” an FBI spokesman said via e-mail.
At issue is a weekend hack that accessed Gawker’s commentor database, which is home to about 1.5 million usernames, e-mails, and passwords. Gawker urged its users to change their passwords immediately, especially if they use that same password on other Web sites. The password vulnerability led to a Twitter spam attack on Monday.
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