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Archive for May 29th, 2019

Flipping the Flipboard

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And there it is…another cybersecurity breach.

This time with news aggregator service and mobile news app, Flipboard.

ZDNet reports the security incident allowed hackers to have access to internal systems there for nine months.

Nine months!

“Flipboard said hackers gained access to databases the company was using to sore customer information.”

And Flipboard said those databases stored information that included Flipboard user names, passwords, and “in some cases, emails or digital tokens that linked Flipboard profiles to accounts on third-party services.”

But good news, “not all [customer] accounts were compromised.”

FYI, the breach period was roughly June 2, 2018 to March 23, 2019, and April 21-22, 2019.

The company discovered the second intrusion on April 23.

Could be time to flip off the Flipboard.

Written by turbotodd

May 29, 2019 at 9:29 am

Posted in 2019, cybersecurity

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