Hosting Company Breach Affects 40,000

Irish Firm Says E-mail Addresses, Phone Numbers Compromised
Hosting Company Breach Affects 40,000

Irish domain registrar and hosting company Blacknight has fallen victim to a security breach affecting up to 40,000 customers' contact details, such as e-mail addresses and telephone numbers.

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In a statement posted to the company's blog, Blacknight says that no financial data had been compromised as a result of the data breach. The Jan. 31 incident was the result of an external compromise, the company explains. "Blacknight is investigating the issue further and taking appropriate steps to prevent a re-occurrence of the issue," according to the statement.

The company is recommending that users update their passwords for Blacknight.com and stay alert for any unusual online account activity.

Blacknight has notified Dataprotection.ie (Office of the Data Protection Commissioner of Ireland) and Iriss.ie (Irish Reporting and Information Security Service) about the incident.


About the Author

Jeffrey Roman

Jeffrey Roman

News Writer, ISMG

Roman is the former News Writer for Information Security Media Group. Having worked for multiple publications at The College of New Jersey, including the College's newspaper "The Signal" and alumni magazine, Roman has experience in journalism, copy editing and communications.




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