Hello everyone. This is a complaint/open discussion on some recent situations and how they were handled by staff. As we all should be aware, MacRumors was hacked. Our emails, user names, and passwords have been stolen. Like many people out there I am quite upset by this. I use Orange Furball on many different sites, and often use the same password for simplicity. When I don't use Orange Furball chances are I use the same email and password combination. While this has since been changed (after word of the hack reached me), it still upsets me. Websites do get hacked, we get that, but we also expect websites to properly handle the situation. How did I find out? Via another member, WhoKnows87. He told me in a Google Plus hangout created for discussion of the Nexus 5. I then began to change all my passwords. I checked my email, even spam, and found no trace of any kind of warning about the security breach. How hard is it to warn users of something like this? I am 99.9% sure that it is basic knowledge to warn users and members of such an attack. After confirming that MacRumors did not warn users, I proceeded to another Google Plus Hangout with more MR members. I told them what had happened, and as you could understand they were upset. An anonymous user has said: "It is basic net etiquette. I'd absolutely think a site ... would follow the rules about notification." Now we all love MR and the community, however this is just unacceptable. Another anonymous user (There are a lot!) has said: "But the basic gist of it is that the site they linked as an example of the exploit said in the page MR linked to that they emailed everyone. Few forum members see every article posted and so few will know about this break in." This is absolutely true. Normally when someone posts an example of a similar problem that is successfully dealt with, they would follow the same path as the other site did. This once again comes back to the warning. I come to MR to talk tech, not so much for the news stories, so I probably wouldn't see the article just like a lot of other people. There are still many users out there who have not heard about this attack and could be facing consequences. Admins, Mods, and other staff, please send out a warning of the attack and proper procedures to take (such as changing your password via http://forums.macrumors.com/profile.php?do=editpassword and warning about what data has been compromised). Internet security is a large subject and concern for many, something like this needs to be properly reported. Please respond with any comments or concerns. MR Users - if you agree with any points and would like to comment, please keep them clean and calm. This is a simple discussion. Signed, Orange Furball, WhoKnows87, BMac4, jsw, and the anonymous members who wish to stay private.