It’s fascinating how nature works. A species that you might have not thought to see wandering the streets was seen a few days ago in the most unexpected location. A moose was spotted around the wilds of Mount Rainier National Park in Washington. This isn’t somewhere that one usually has wildlife encounters. In fact, it was seen some 500 kilometers away from where much variety is found, which is the Selkirk Mountains.
Rangers Spotted the Lone Moose
While the Rangers were on their tour, they encountered a member of the deer family, a moose, loosely wandering on Sunrise Road. When they saw this seven-foot-tall creature, this is when one of them decided to click a picture and share its picture. Earlier during the summers, the group had a similar encounter, and they suspected it was the same moose they saw back then at Resort Creek.
The Excitement Hit the Roof
While it was a scary incident for the people of Washington, it was an exciting experience for the Rangers. When they first saw the animal, they couldn’t believe their eyes. They kept confirming it amongst themselves. In fact, they took it to Facebook, and here is exactly how the caption for the picture went: “Is that a MOOSE??? Yes, that IS a moose spotted on Sunrise Road!!! This is the first recorded moose sighting from within Mount Rainier National Park and southwestern Washington! Yes, we know, that’s a lot of exclamation points, but we are really excited about this sighting!”
Hitting One Million Views
When they got the news, they went crazy! In fact, it confirms that there are over a million animals of the species alive in the United States itself, as per the estimate done in 2015. The weird part? Only 5,000 of those can be seen in Washington or anywhere around it. The wild really is out of everybody’s control.
The danger of a compromised password can be extensive, and one of the popular websites has recently released it at a steep cost. The web hosting and domain register platform GoDaddy recently revealed that a security breach through compromised passwords has resulted in disclosing of 1.2 million email addresses of its WordPress customers.
The company promptly reported the incident to the Securities and Exchange Commission. In the official announcement, GoDaddy informed about the detection of unauthorized third-party access to its Managed WordPress hosting environment. Though the hacker gained access on September 6. The breach was discovered only on November 17. The company further explained that a ‘compromised password’ was the source of this security breach, allowing the hacker or hackers to enter the provisioning system in its Managed WordPress legacy codebase.
As a dire consequence, the third-party security break exposes a total of 1.2 million managed WordPress email addresses and passwords, along with the customer numbers, both active and inactive. The access to the email accounts has left the customers vulnerable to compromising their original WordPress administrator passwords, which are set at the time of initial provisioning. The passwords used by the customers while creating new sites were also accessed. GoDaddy proceeded to reset those passwords if any affected customer was still using them.
The Measures Taken
After apologizing to its worldwide users, GoDaddy confirmed that upon discovery the company immediately started to investigate the whole incident, with help of a third-party IT forensics farm and related authorities. The first step was to block the hacker entirely from its system. As the SFTP and database usernames and passwords of the active customers were also exposed, the company has reset those two passwords promptly. Additionally, the private SSL key of a part of active customers was compromised, which the company is now rectifying by issuing and installing new certificates for those affected users.