Software firm breached, hacker reportedly behind data leak of 60K vendor accounts

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A hacker claims to have leaked vendor account information including encrypted passwords.
A hacker claims to have leaked vendor account information including encrypted passwords.

Software company Tom Sawyer has begun notifying customers that their information was compromised via a website database hack – and the hacker purportedly behind the intrusion has apparently leaked the stolen data online.

On Thursday, SCMagazine.com obtained a notification email sent to a Tom Sawyer customer impacted by the incident.

According to the correspondence, user names, email addresses, first and last names and encrypted passwords for customer accounts were compromised. In addition, contact information, such as the affiliated organization and work titles of customers, and addresses and phones numbers were exposed .

“We recommend you immediately confirm that you did not use your Tom Sawyer account password with any other account,” the Thursday email read. “If you did, you should change your password for those other accounts right away.”

The company said it took its website down while it worked to “improve its security and safety,” and would notify customers when it was back up.

As of Friday morning EST, there is still a message on TomSawyer.com alerting those wishing to log into their accounts that the site is experiencing “system maintenance” and “will be back up soon.”

On Sunday, a hacker going by the online alias Nairb, claimed on Twitter to have leaked the compromised data via Pastebay.com. A blog, CyberWarNews, reported the claims on Monday and after sifting through the data dump found that more than 60,000 vendor accounts appeared to have been exposed.

SCMagazine.com reached out to Tom Sawyer, but did not immediately hear back from the company. The Berkeley, Calif.-based firm produces data visualization, layout and analysis component software for application developers.

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