The popular freelancing site has recently suffered an attack by hackers who managed to steal the personal information of Elance users including their including name, email address, telephone number, city location, and username, and that contained protected versions of user passwords, strongly encrypted in a format called a one-way hash!
The stolen user data is now appearing on OutsourcingRoom.com, a competing service. Elance writes that it is trying out its best to have the data removed from there.
Another thing to note here is that the hackers did not steal any financially important data from the user accounts which included credit card numbers, bank account, social security or tax ID numbers.
Many Elance Users have recieved the following letter from the Vice President of Elance
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