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LinkedIn data breach blamed for multiple secondary compromises

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jun 22, 2016.

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    The LinkedIn compromise has been linked to a number of confirmed incidents where data exfiltration has taken place. It's possible these incidents are only the tip of the iceberg though, as many of the organizations compromised are service providers with access to customer networks.

    On June 18, Citrix posted an alert warning of an incident that forced the company to reset all of their customer's passwords. A day later, Citrix updated the alert and explained the problem.

    "Citrix can confirm the recent incident was a password re-use attack, where attackers used usernames and passwords leaked from other websites to access the accounts of GoToMyPC users," the company wrote.

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