System data accounts Broadcasting Max Members stolen

May

2

2016

Broadcaster Max warns people who have registered for its website that data stolen by a third party. It concerns include email addresses and login details that were captured in the theft of a system from an external developer.

Broadcaster Max advises users of its site to create a new password for accounts. It would not have sensitive data as broadcasting and data would have been encrypted on the server. “That’s why we think the chances are very small that third parties may use the information,” said Charlotte Mutsaers the spokesperson. It is not known if the hashes are gesalt.

The broadcaster was briefed Monday on the theft, the Wednesday after all account holders were informed. “We pay very close attention to the security of our data and therefore regret very much that this happened. We will do everything to prevent this in the future and our external suppliers again address their security protocol,” according to The e-mail.

Last year, the Broadcasting Max program itself Hotline unveiled a data leak, which led to parliamentary questions. That item was about Dutch hospitals, which allow scanning their patient data via intermediate companies by prisoners in Belgium, writes the AD.

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