Breach Potentially Exposes Customer Data
DATA LOSS—AUSTRALIAApril 15, 2010
A social media software developer detected a breach this week that potentially exposed customer passwords, CRN reports. Atlassian, whose Web site suffered an outage after swarms of customers sought information on the breach, says the passwords of customers who purchased the company's products before July 2008 are at risk. An Atlassian spokesman said the company notified all customers to change usernames and passwords, though no financial information was exposed. Though the company began encrypting its customer database after July 2008, the old database was not taken offline or deleted, the report states. "In hindsight, we should have reset passwords for affected users on their behalf," the spokesman said, adding that the company is investigating the breach.