Cisco warns attendees that the Cisco Live database was hacked

Larry Chaffin writes:

I, along with thousands of others, received an interesting e-mail from Cisco this morning warning me that details about me seem to have wound up in the hands of unauthorized people. Cisco Subnet editor, Julie Bort, also received an e-mail tip from a reader about the situation. You know I have many thoughts and opinions to share, but before I get into that, here’s the e-mail in full.

Please note that I didn’t attend Cisco Live this year.


We are contacting you because on the final afternoon of Cisco Live, one of our vendors identified an unexpected attempt to access attendee information through The ability to access this information was quickly removed, but not before some conference listings were accessed.

Cisco Live takes the security of attendee information very seriously and immediately elevated this matter to our chief security officer. His team completed a thorough review and as a result we believe your registration information – specifically your Cisco Live badge number, name, title, company address and email address– was accessed. No other information was available or accessed.

Read more on Network World. It seems that at least one person who neither attended nor registered for the event received notification, raising the question of whether it really was just attendees’ info that was breached.

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