My web hosting provider (Dreamhost) actually notified me that the account I use to log in to Dreamhost was among those compromised at Gawker. I guess they took all of the account usernames and did a comparison to the hacked data. Nice customer service – they did absolutely nothing wrong but wanted to point out the danger if people happened to use the same ID and password with Gawker and with other sites.

Btw, in case some people aren’t connecting the dots on why having an encrypted version of the password released is a problem … it’s because the hackers could look up the encrypted password of known accounts (their own accounts) and use this to reverse engineer the encryption algorithm. Once they have the algorithm, they could then easily decrypt other passwords.