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On Wednesday, Reddit revealed that hackers had broken into some of its systems and stole some users’ data, including email addresses and passwords, as well as company data, such as source code.

In an amazing and rare show of restraint and honesty, Reddit’s announcement did not call the attack “sophisticated.” Usually, when a company begrudgingly opens up about a security incident, it tends to overstate the ability of the attackers. Thus, every breach gets blamed to “sophisticated” hackers, even when all they did was send a misspelled phishing email.

For that, Reddit deserves a lot

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