Digital comics platform ComiXology is requiring all users to change their cryptographically protected passwords after an unauthorized individual gained access to a database of information.
How many victims? Undisclosed.
What type of personal information? Usernames, email addresses and cryptographically protected passwords.
What happened? An unauthorized individual gained access to a ComiXology database that contained the information.
What was the response? ComiXology is notifying all users and requiring them to change their passwords.
Details: The breach was discovered during a recent review and upgrade of security infrastructure. Payment account information is not stored on ComiXology servers and was not accessible.
Quote: “We have taken additional steps to strengthen our security procedures and systems, and we will continue to implement improvements on an ongoing basis,” according to the notification letter.
Source: news.cnet.com, “Comixology users must change passwords after data breach,” March 6, 2014.