Cyber Security: Hacker steals 83,000 accounts from UPI news


Think you're not vulnerable? A hacker is selling a database supposedly containing 83,000 compromised accounts from, the website of the 110-year-old American news agency, United Press International.

The breached accounts appear to include all of UPI's email subscribers (tens of thousands), as well as their executives, journalists and other employees who have worked at UPI wihtin the last several years.

Journalists are high-value targets for hackers in large part due to the fact that they keep close and active relationships with powerful individuals. 

In response, UPI alerted it's entire email subscriber base and removed login pages and entire sections of its website.

For more information on how you can protect youself, check out NCPA's upcoming webinar, legal requirements for newspapers in data breaches and cyber-attacks hosted by our partner, Affinity Underwriters Group.