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Zendesk Compromised; Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest Users Affected 49

Trailrunner7 writes "In the wake of high-profile compromises of companies such as Facebook, the New York Times, Apple and others, officials at Zendesk, an online customer support provider, said that the company also had been compromised and the attackers had made off with the email addresses of customers of Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest, all of which use Zendesk's services. All three companies sent out emails to affected customers, notifying them of the incident and warning that their email addresses may have been compromised. In what has become an almost daily occurrence now, Zendesk officials posted a notice on the company's blog with the heading "We've been hacked". The Zendesk hack notice says that the company became aware of the attack on its network sometime this week and that the company then identified and patched the vulnerability the attackers had used."
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Zendesk Compromised; Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest Users Affected

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  • Re:Yahoo mail too? (Score:4, Informative)

    by Aaden42 (198257) on Friday February 22, 2013 @01:27PM (#42982069) Homepage

    I moderate several Yahoo Groups (please, save the taunts, it's enough punishment in itself without half of /. picking on me too). I've seen a pretty big uptick in the number of obviously bot-driven spam posts by members to the lists in the last two weeks. Something's definitely targeting Yahoo users.

    So far, they've all been Yahoo email users (as opposed to someone using a non-Yahoo email account to subscribe to the list), and they've all CC'd several lists and/or individuals that I would presume to be on the account owner's address books. I'm assuming it's an XSS attack somewhere, but light on details.

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