IT Security Guru: HipChat hacked, users’ account information potentially compromised

April 26, 2017 — HipChat hacked, users’ account information potentially compromised

Robert Capps, VP at NuData Security, comments on the news of HipChat’s recent data breach where users’ account information was potentially compromised.

Although Atlassian have claimed they have isolated the incident and that was no evidence that the breach impacted other Atlassian systems, the breach of personal information is of extreme significance and concern, which was highlighted by Robert Capps, VP of business development at NuData Security. He says “With just a name and email address, there is an outsized risk to consumers from targeted phishing and malware attacks. Stolen consumer data can be combined with other personally identifiable information (PII) from other hacks and breaches, to amass even more detailed profiles of users that are traded and sold to other hackers and fraudsters. These bundles of data contain much more complete information about specific individuals providing greater opportunities for fraud to take place.”

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