COA Network breached, all customer data treated as potentially compromised

COA Network, Inc. – a New Jersey company that provides virtual telephone systems and content management systems – detected a pattern of irregular activity affecting its computer systems, and is treating all customer information as being potentially compromised.

How many victims? All customers are being treated as potentially compromised.

What type of personal information? Names, addresses, email addresses, payment card numbers and expiration dates.

What happened? COA Network detected a pattern of irregular activity affecting its computer systems, and is treating all customer information as being potentially compromised.

What was the response? Upon detecting the activity, COA Network took action to increase the security of all customer account pages and correct all security vulnerabilities, and took additional steps to protect customer information. The attack has been halted and information is believed to be secure. All customers are being notified.

Details: The pattern of irregular activity was detected on June 5. COA Network has no evidence that information was used or otherwise compromised, but it was contained in the system that was accessed and is being treated as potentially compromised.  

Quote: “We believe this activity was caused by a hacker attempting to access our secure customer account pages using a “brute force” attack with the ultimate purpose of gaining access to those pages and the customer information contained therein,” a notification letter said.

Source: doj.nh.gov, “COA Network – Potential Data Breach,” June 19, 2015.

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