Customer data Typhone, Media Markt, Phone House and GSMeasy leaked possible

Jul

17

2016

Webshop Typhone.nl has discovered a data breach and poem. For an estimated one year the personal data of customers and business partners Typhone Media Markt, GSMeasy and Phone House basically externally accessible.

The data in question are name, address, bank account numbers and, in limited cases, document numbers of ID cards. The company makes Friday, in line with the new statutory obligation to report data leaks, the news on its website. Typhone was founded in 2000 and now has a customer base of 201,000 people strong. The leak was discovered during a system migration following the acquisition of the company by Relevant Holdings. There is no abuse of the data breach came to light at the company, but a spokesman also announced that it is currently “has no idea how great the risk of abuse is’. The leak more than a year was present, seems according Typhone “excluded.”

The data were quite encrypted servers Typhone, but the company does not enter into detail about how strong the encryption. The spokesman stressed that “several steps should be taken to recover the data.” Tweakers Typhone assures that it will take responsibility in the event of damage suffered by the data breach. The company recommends that you stay alert to suspicious communications, such a rejection for a loan that the user himself has requested. In case of identity fraud is highly advisable to report it to the police.

Typhone does not work with user accounts, but gives an order an order number on which users can view order status. Thus, there is also no question of passwords and the storage and possible leaks thereof. Customers Typhone in this case have also customize passwords.

Update, 13:11: Typhone reports in his message all the customer data with business partners Media Markt, GSMeasy and Phone House also fall under this leak. Typhone is business partner of these companies and customers can conclude an agreement with them through Typhone. However, Tweakers Donstil, fm77 and dennistd give know that they have received the warning about the data breach by e-mail, but they never quite been customer Typhone. How exactly it is that their data were still exposed, it is not known at this time. How many clients of the partner companies involved, is not known at this time. Tweakers Typhone has asked for further clarification.

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