After data breach, Bitly enables 2-factor authentication

Joel Locsin reports:

Following a data breach discovered last week, URL shortening service Bitly has enabled two-factor authentication to protect its account holders.

In a blog post, Bitly chief technology officer Rob Platzer also said they traced the compromise to an unauthorized access to the account of one of the company’s employees.

“We immediately enabled two-factor authentication for all Bitly accounts on the source code repository and began the process of securing the system against any additional vulnerabilities,” Platzer said.

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