Breach

ComiXology requires all users to change passwords following breach

March 6, 2014

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.

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