Today, though, users online loudly complained they were last to know — and that the company had hours to better prepare them for a forced password change.
DreamHost is advising all customers to change shell/FTP passwords, a move that has website owners in an uproar.
WordPress also Tweeted all DreamHost users are urged to change their passwords asap.
As these types of attacks are happening more and more often to companies, it’s incredibly important to make sure you have strong passwords and change them regularly. Check out our guide on how to create easy to remember strong passwords.
This isn’t the first time DreamHost has found itself on the wrong end of the stick. In 2010, the service was down five hours due to a denial of service attack.