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December 14, 2010
Gawker Hack Provides Lessons For Network Specialists
By Michael Marr
Most companies devote a lot of energy towards not getting hacked, and that's a smart thing to do. Having a backup plan meaning an idea of how to act if hackers succeed in breaching a network is a wise idea, too, though, and Gawker's response to a hacking incident this weekend might represent a "teachable moment."

Gawker, which actually owns a considerable collection of sites aside from Gawker.com, made a good move by emailing some users to let them know their accounts had been compromised. Also, since not everyone could be reached by email, Gawker put a banner notice on all its properties.

The notice then led to a FAQ, constructed so that users could learn all about the incident in a single place.

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