Was BusinessWire also hacked?

I received the following email from BusinessWire.com  which makes me think that they got somehow hacked and are forcing all users to change their password.
I couldn’t see anything on their website, also Google didn’t provide anything useful.
We will be requiring all Businesswire.com users to change their password in the next few days. This maintenance is part of our ongoing efforts to secure our proprietary systems, as well as the sensitive information we house for our clients.
How do they secure their systems by forcing a password reset?
I think that somebody hacked their DB, has stolen their passwords (hashed or not) and  now they are doing damage control.
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In case you asking if this was a phishing email, I don’t think so. There is no request in the email, no link whatsoever.
Important Notice Regarding Your Business Wire Password

Dear Client:

As part of Business Wire’s continuing commitment to security, we will be requiring all Businesswire.com users to change their password in the next few days. This maintenance is part of our ongoing efforts to secure our proprietary systems, as well as the sensitive information we house for our clients.

In addition to regular maintenance, we are also implementing more aggressive precautions in light of the recent public reports of websites being hacked, or the victims of unauthorized invasion; some of these include The New York Times, Twitter, The Washington Post and the Federal Reserve.

With cyber attacks on the rise, Business Wire is committed to fighting against all potential threats of this kind, and will ask our clients, partners, and employees to aid us in that effort by always using the strongest possible passwords that are unique, and individual, to your Business Wire accounts.

Thank you for your continued loyalty and support.

Phyllis Dantuono
Business Wire
Chief Operating Officer


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