breach back in the news

It looks like the breach is back in the news.

Yes, that would be the hack that they denied happened.

The newest round of reports flows from a report by Imperva, dissecting the breach.  John E. Dunn of Techworld, ITProPortal, and Anne Saita of ThreatPost cover the report and the risks consumer-created content pose for the security of social network sites.

So the media is still discussing a breach that an entity has not acknowledged – and has actually denied.

In the meantime, a reliable source informs that a state agency wrote to ESingles, Inc. (the parent company for to ask them whether they had a breach that needed to be reported under the state’s breach notification laws.  The firm was asked to respond by May 21, but as of May 22, the state had not received any response from them.

It will be interesting to see what the state will do now.  Personally, I do hope they investigate, as I think people should be notified if their personal information and chat logs have been dumped on the Internet for the whole world to see.  As I’ve said before, I am not persuaded by ESingle’s denials. I think the data are pretty damned compelling. And if the state doesn’t investigate the incident, I hope the FTC will.

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  1. IA Eng - May 23, 2012

    This is the site that they put up for auction right? I wonder if they expected this lashing, and were trying to dump the site prior to the crap hitting the fan. Information on that site has the potential to expose dirt on some people. I hope it gets cleared up as in who is responsible for the issues, and if there is any hint of data manipulation or a coverup happening.

    • admin - May 23, 2012

      From what I can tell, the domain name was put up for auction before the hack.

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