Tumbler, pInterest and Twitter’s Zen is not all calm
Service provider Zendesk have been at the claws of a successful hacking attempt where the guilty parties were able to breach its networks and download email addresses for users of the social media services such as Tumblr, Pinterest and twitter.
The hacker managed to get in to the support desk for zendesk where they got the information which included message subject lines and email addresses. Although this was the furthest the hackers got they will still be able to match up usernames to email addresses and potentially unmask the anonymous tweeters, pinteresters and tumblers that keep them self hidden from the lime light.
A statement from zendesk read:
“We’re incredibly disappointed that this happened and are committed to doing everything we can to make certain it never happens again,” the firm said. “We’ve already taken steps to improve our procedures and will continue to build even more robust security systems.”
“We are also completely committed to working with authorities to bring anyone involved to justice and make certain we fully understand what happened. As this process unfolds, we aim to update our customers in as transparent and timely a manner as possible about new developments.”
At 03:23 AM this morning Twitter released the following :
Emailing a small percentage of Twitter users who may have been affected by Zendesk’s breach. No passwords involved. http://www.zendesk.com/blog/weve-been-hacked …
At the same time Tumblr sent out a reminder email to all affected uses to not give out password information and watch out for unusual activity.