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Mumsnet Data Leak

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Mumsnet, has experienced a data leak. Users logging into their accounts were given access to other users’ details, with account information being “switched”. It appears this happened while Mumsnet was migrating services to the cloud.

Parenting site Mumsnet hit by data breach https://t.co/7oPSzN1dxF

— CRISP (@CrispSurv) February 10, 2019

Experts Comments below:

Stephen Gailey, Solutions Architect at Exabeam:

“The Mumsnet breach is not that shocking, at least to me. It is not the activity of malicious hackers trying to steal data; instead it seems to be the result of poor programming – again. And this particular problem is also nothing new. Banks and other online organisations have been experiencing just this problem for at almost two decades now; I think the first report of synchronous logins revealing the other users data that I can recall was in the early 2000s. What this underlines is that the root cause of most security breaches, whether they are malicious or accidental...(continued)

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