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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:deviantART (Score:0, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 22, 2013 @02:05PM (#42981815)

    They use Zendesk too.

    They are also not a "high profile" site. Outside a relatively small artistic community nobody knows who or what they are.

    Stay tuned for a phishing campaign which claims "We recently have been hacked and your email address was compromised. Click HERE and enter your personal information to confirm you are the real owner or we will have to shut down your account and delete all your content!!!!"

    This will ultimately result in far more compromised accounts than what they made off with in the hack itself.