NetGalley sent out an email (and put a notice on their home page) informing users that the e-galley service has been hacked on Monday, December 21, 2020. The hackers defaced the NetGalley. . . (continue reading)
Authors and publishers pay a hefty fee to use NetGalley. If you are not familiar with the website, readers can obtain advance copies of books. It was originally launched in 2008, distributing galley proofs before release. These books are posted by mainstream publishing houses and independent authors. Apparently the hackers accessed the backup file of the NetGalley database. Not good news.
If you are a reader, author, or publisher, you will have received notification of the breach.