Several computer systems that contain The Wall Street Journal’s news graphics have been hacked. The Journal reports that no damage had been done to the graphics systems and customer data remained safe.
“We are investigating an incident related to wsj.com’s graphics systems,” explained a Journal spokesperson. “At this point we see no evidence of any impact to Dow Jones customers or customer data.”
The Journal’s announcement comes in response to a hacker, who claimed he had tapped into wsj.com and would sell both user information and the code to manipulate the site. The vulnerability that allowed the hacker inside was located within the news graphics systems.
The Journal and a cybersecurity firm are monitoring the hacker and the site, but we’d say this is a good time to go ahead and change your wsj.com password.