The Web host says customers' billing and personal information were not exposed.
"The company notified its customers about the security breach via email and informed them that only passwords used for FTP and shell access were affected by the breach," writes Computerworld's Lucian Constantin. "Billing or personal information was not exposed, DreamHost said."
"DreamHost customers use three different passwords for accessing the Web administration panel, their email and their FTP/shell accounts," Constantin writes. "Changing the email passwords was also recommended by the company as a precaution, but this wasn't enforced."
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