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Mailchimp hit again by social media attack

By Howard Solomon for IT World Canada
Thursday, January 19, 2023

Accounts of 133 corporate customers of email marketing service provider Mailchimp have been hacked after employees fell for a social media attack, the third time the company has been compromised in less than a year.

“The unauthorized access to 133 customer accounts is a very insignificant security incident for such a large company as Mailchimp,” commented Ilia Kolochenko, founder of ImmuniWeb and a member of Europol Data Protection Experts Network.

“The reported attack vector of social engineering and password reuse remains extremely efficient today. Many large businesses regularly fall victim to it, despite multilayered cyber-defense and most advanced security controls,” he said in an email. “Moreover, the reportedly compromised account of a technical support specialist likely had access to a much larger number of customer accounts, evidencing that the incident was timely detected and contained.” Read Full Article


Previous Media Publications:

ComputerWeekly: Mailchimp suffers third breach in 12 months

Infosecurity Magazine: FTX: Over $400m Stolen from Bankrupt Exchange

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