AU: Event Organizer Suffers Data Breach After Hacker Steals Mailing Lists

Catalin Cimpanu reports:

Pont3, an Australian event organizer, revealed yesterday that an unauthorized party had gained access to its mailing list account and downloaded data about individuals that subscribed to various events organized by the company in the past.

The intrusion took place last Thursday, on October 6, and Pont3 said the attacker gained access to their mailing list management service via a legitimate user account.

The intruder immediately changed the account’s password, which triggered an alert that notified the company. Pont3 contacted the mailing list provider and local police.

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