Criminals had days access database Slack




Criminals have long had access in February four days to a central database of the US company Slack. They made it as possible data of an unknown number of customers loot, so made Slack Friday.

The database with customer data includes user names, email addresses and passwords, which are encrypted with the bcrypt algorithm. In addition, the database contains data that users themselves have added to their account. This involves things like phone numbers and Skype account names.

Slack says that the attackers in February estimated four days had access to the database. Although the company is investigating the case yet, but says there are no known signs that the criminals were able to decipher the encrypted passwords. Also, there would be no financial data are captured.

The American company makes the hack now known only since it first worked with experts to tighten security. Thus unknown traffic blocked and infrastructure underway. Government agencies are advised to investigate the crimes.

Slack advise all affected users two step verification that it has introduced accelerated turn. It also offers a “kill switch” to administrators so they can end all active sesies immediately and can reset all passwords. Who urgent security questions may contact the company.

Slack’s Communication is particularly popular with businesses. The service combines tools like Hangouts, iMessage, SMS, email and various small services together. Bundled displayed in one place, where employees can communicate with each other.


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